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Flavio Testi
« on: January 24, 2014, 01:50:34 AM »
Italian composer Flavio Testi (b. Florence, Italy, 4 January 1923) passed away in Milan in January 14, 2014.

He enjoyed some notoriety in Italy in the 50's and 60's (his opera L'Albergo dei poveri --based on Gorki--was premiered at the Piccola Scala, under the baton of Gianandrea Gavazzeni, in 1966).

Not much of his work is available on CD. One of the few recordings avaiable is his opera Saül (after André Gide, first performed by Radio France in 2003):



From the Wikipedia entry: "In general Testi’s style, rather than adhering to the radicalisms of the post-Webern avant garde, re-elaborates and reflects, not without eclecticism, certain crucial 20th-century achievements, from Stravinsky and Bartók to early Schoenberg".  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavio_Testi

R.I.P.


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