Persecution and Hope By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Persecution and Hope: Masterworks of Conscience, performed on Feb 20, 2009 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. It is not an exaggeration to assert that Luigi Dallapiccola was the greatest Italian composer of the twentieth century. He was an almost exact contemporary of Aaron…

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Luigi Dallapiccola, Volo di notte By Paul Griffiths Written for the concert Persecution and Hope: Masterworks of Conscience, performed on Feb 20, 2009 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Dallapiccola found his voice in protest. After a long period of training and self-education, during which first Debussy and then Schoenberg were shocks to his system, he…

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Luigi Dallapiccola, Il prigioniero By Paul Griffiths Written for the concert Persecution and Hope: Masterworks of Conscience, performed on Feb 20, 2009 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The origins of Dallapiccola’s second opera go back to June 1939, just a couple of months after he had completed Volo di notte. He was visiting Paris with…

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