Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975

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Luigi Dallapiccola, an Italian composer, wrote Rencesvals, a piece for voice and piano based on three fragments of La Chanson de Roland, for French baritone Pierre Bernac.

From the description of Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122640078

From the guide to the Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Italian composer.

From the description of "Luigi Dallapiccola / Concerto per la notte di Natale dell'anno 1956 / (IV movimento) / [here follows Jacopone da Todi's text]." : autograph manuscript, 1957 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562429

Luigi Dallapiccola was born in Pisino d'Istria, Italy (now Pazin, Istra, Croatia) on Feb. 3, 1904. During his youth, he gained diplomas in both piano and composition from the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. He began his career as a piano teacher at the conservatory, where he remained until his retirement in 1967. He also taught music courses at several American colleges and summer music programs. As a composer, Dallapiccola was greatly influenced by the music of the 2nd Viennese School, evident in his use of serial methods. His output encompassed dramatic works (operas and ballet) as well as choral, solo vocal, and instrumental compositions. Several of his vocal works were considered to be "protest pieces," relating to his continued concern with the political situations of his time. Dallapiccola died in Florence, on Feb. 19, 1975.

Margaret (Peggie) Dwight is an American artist currently living in Paris. She had a correspondence with Dallapiccola from the time she met him at Tanglewood in 1951 where she was a student, until his death in 1975.

From the description of Dallapiccola/Dwight collection, 1951-1989 (bulk 1951-1975). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128101

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Luigi Dallapiccola was born in Italy on February 3, 1904. During his youth, Dallapiccola gained diplomas in both piano and composition from the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. He began his career as a piano teacher at the Conservatory, where he remained until his retirement in 1967. He also taught music courses at several American colleges and summer music programs.

As a composer, Dallapiccola was greatly influenced by the music of the 2nd Viennese School, evident in his use of serial methods. His output encompassed dramatic works (operas and ballet) as well as choral, solo vocal and instrumental compositions. Several of his vocal works were considered to be "protest pieces," relating to his ever-present concern with the political situations of his time.

Margaret (Peggie) Dwight is an American artist currently living in Paris. She had a correspondence with Dallapiccola from the time she met him at Tanglewood in 1951 where she was a student, until his death in 1975.

From the guide to the Dallapiccola/Dwight Collection, 1951-1989, (bulk 1951-1975), (Music Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. [Ulisse. Sketches] / Luigi Dallapicoola. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Due canzoni di grado / Luigi Dallapiccola ; poesie di Biagio Marin (dalle "cansone picole") ; riduzione per canto e pianoforte. Northwestern University
referencedIn Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Antheil, George, 1900-1959. George and Böske Antheil papers, 1875-1984 (bulk 1920-1958). Library of Congress
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Quaderno musicale di Annalibera : per pianoforte / Luigi Dallapiccola. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main (Oakland)
creatorOf Dallapiccola/Dwight Collection, 1951-1989, (bulk 1951-1975) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Freund, Marya, 1876-1966. Collection of papers relating to Arnold Schoenberg, 1912-1966 (bulk 1912-1937). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Due liriche dal Kalevala : 1930 / Luigi Dallapiccola. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Papers, 1822-1998, (bulk 1920-1968) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997. Variations for large orchestra / by Ross Lee Finney. Library of Congress
referencedIn New York Philharmonic. Personnel records, [ca. 1870-1986] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Aus "Sicut umbra-- " : für Mezzosoprano und vier Instrumental gruppen : Dichtungen von Juan Ramón Jiménez. Library of Congress
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1973 December 14 and 15. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Marya Freund papers relating to Arnold Schoenberg, (bulk 1912-1937), 1912-1966 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Musicians and composers : letters, 1937-1981. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn George and Böske Antheil Papers, circa 1875-1984, (bulk 1920-1958) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario, 1895-1968. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco papers, 1822-1998 (bulk 1920-1968). Library of Congress
referencedIn Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. "Luigi Dallapiccola / Concerto per la notte di Natale dell'anno 1956 / (IV movimento) / [here follows Jacopone da Todi's text]." : autograph manuscript, 1957 Apr. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Max Rudolf Papers, 1922-1993, (bulk 1945-1992) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Rudolf, Max, 1902-1995. Max Rudolf papers, 1922-1993 (bulk 1945-1992). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Ulisse : act 1, scenes 2-4 / Words and music by Luigi Dallapiccola ; English translation by Brian Trowell. Kings College, London
referencedIn Antheil, George, 1900-1959. George and Böske Antheil papers, 1875-1984 (bulk 1920-1958). Library of Congress
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Harold Spivacke Collection, 1923-1984, (bulk 1930-1978) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation scores and recordings, 1943-2011. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn The Virgil Thomson Papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn The Seymour Shifrin Papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. [Letters to Werner Goldschmidt] / Luigi Dallapiccola. Northwestern University
referencedIn Antheil, George, 1900-1959. George Antheil papers, 1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn The Leonard Burkat Papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Liriche Greche [music] / Luigi Dallapiccola. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. The Seymour Shifrin papers, 1940-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Nicholas D'Angelo Papers, 1939-2003 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Dallapiccola/Dwight collection, 1951-1989 (bulk 1951-1975). Library of Congress
creatorOf Browne, Sheila. Sheila Browne, viola ; Allison Gagnon, piano [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. Preghiere [microform] : per baritono e orchestra da camera / Luigi Dallapiccola ; poesie di Murilo Mendes ; traduzione italiana di Ruggero Jacobbi. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. The Virgil Thomson papers, 1804-1990 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Di Bonaventura, Mario, 1924-. Autograph postcards signed (58), Autograph letters signed (9), and Typewritten letters signed (2), dated Hanover, N.H., London, Dublin, Mainz, Warsaw, Vilnius, Helsinki, Budapest, Florence, Vienna, Amsterdam, Portland, Ore., and many other places, 1970-1999, 1970-1999. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. [Correspondence, 1955-1971] / Luigi Dallapiccola. Northwestern University
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correspondedWith Antheil, Böske person
correspondedWith Antheil, George, 1900-1959. person
associatedWith Bernac, Pierre. person
associatedWith Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. person
correspondedWith Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario, 1895-1968. person
associatedWith Clark, Edward Thomas, 1888-1962. person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975. person
associatedWith D'Angelo, Nicholas V. person
associatedWith Di Bonaventura, Mario, 1924- person
correspondedWith Dwight, Margaret person
correspondedWith Dwight, Margaret person
associatedWith Dwight, Margaret. Dallapiccola/Dwight collection. 1951-1989 person
associatedWith Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997. person
associatedWith Freund, Marya, 1876-1966. person
associatedWith Fromm Music Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Goldschmidt, Werner, record producer. person
associatedWith Jacobbi, Ruggero. person
associatedWith Jacopone, da Todi, ca. 1230-1306. person
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Leonard Burkat person
associatedWith Lutyens, Elisabeth, 1906-1983. person
associatedWith Marin, Biagio person
associatedWith Mendes, Murilo, 1901-1975. person
associatedWith Mihalovici, Marcel, 1898-1985. person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Nencini, Franco person
associatedWith New York Philharmonic. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pavolini, Paolo Emilio, 1864- person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
correspondedWith Rudolf, Max, 1902-1995. person
associatedWith Shelley, Sally Swing, person
associatedWith Shifrin, Seymour, 1926-1979. person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Smalley, Roger, 1943- person
correspondedWith Spivacke, Harold, 1904-1977 person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896- person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. person
associatedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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Italy
Subject
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with percussion--Scores
Piano music
Songs with instrumental ensemble
Music--Manuscripts
Choruses, Secular (Women's voices) with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
Songs (Low voice) with orchestra--Scores
Musical sketches
Songs with orchestra--Scores
Songs (High voice) with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
Composers--Correspondence
Composers--Italy--Correspondence
Occupation
Arrangers
Composers
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Birth 1904-02-03

Death 1975-02-19

Italians

Italian,

English

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