71. Aldo Clementi (1925 – 2011)

Born in Catania, Aldo Clementi studied composition and piano learning from Alfredo Sangiorgi and Goffredo Petrassi. After receiving his diploma in 1954, he attended the Darmstadt summer courses from 1955 to 1962. During this period he met Bruno Maderna and worked at the electronic music studio of the Italian radio broadcaster RAI in Milan.

“Poesia de Rile” (1946) was the first of his works to be performed (Vienna, 1947). Of more significance was the premiere of “Cantata” (1954), which was broadcast by North German Radio in 1956. In 1959 he won second prize in the ISCM competition with “Episodic” (1958), and in 1963 he took first prize in the same competition, with Sette scene da “Collage” (1961).

Aldo Clementi taught music theory at the University of Bologna from 1971 to 1992. He died in 2011.

Read More: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldo_Clementi

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