Salvatorre Sciarrino

Composer
Italian, 1947-

Born in Sicily in 1947, SALVATORE SCIARRINO at first taught himself music, later studying with Antonio Titone and Turi Belfiore in Rome and Milan. His music is intimate and refined, largely constructed through the microvariation of sonorities, and exhibits an extraordinary sensitivity to tim-bre and instrumental color. He has received, among oth-ers, the first prize of the International Society of Contempo-rary Music SIMC (1971 and 1974) and the Dallapiccola Prize (1974).

Selected works by Salvatorre Sciarrino:
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