Salvatore Sciarrino was born in 1947 in Palermo and counts today among the most influential contemporary composers, especially known for his dramatic stage compositions. For the past three years he has been the artistic director of the Teatro Communale in Bologna and teaches at the conservatoires in Milan, Perugia and Florence as well as giving master classes. He lives in Città di Castello, a small town in Umbria.
“Il gionale della necropoli (2000) for accordion and orchestra is fully matured Sciarrino… The WDR SO play this testing music precisely and tell its story well…”
17th October 2008
“Sciarrino's music requires committed, discriminating performances...and the WDR Cologne Symphony ...manage this essentially textural music with scrupulous refinement”