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Gian Francesco Malipiero (March 18, 1882 - August 1, 1973) Italian composer, musicologist and music editor.

Born in Venice, the grandson of the opera composer Francesco Malipiero, he was prevented by family troubles from pursuing his musical education in a consistent manner. After stopping counterpoint lessons with Marco Enrico Bossi, Malipiero continued study on his own by copying out early Italian music of such composers…

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  • his greatness is inversely proportional to his listeners [2]
  • his greatness is inversely proportional to his listeners
  • His music is gorgeous, maybe he's one of the best 20th Century Italian composers.
  • I agree, the symphonies are one of the more interesting cycles of the 20th century. I am grateful that these recordings exist, but it would be nice if there were better ones to do the pieces justice.. it seems that these were done with very little rehearsal time. My favourite Malipiero piece is probably the Sinfonia del mare, though I also love his violin concerto.
  • The symphonies are surprisingly great IMO, concise little things with a propulsive drive and a real sense of purpose. Varying in tonality between slightly tough to very lyrical, they have a lot to offer. The performances of them, on the other hand, seemingly often do not... Next up for me is the quartets, which come highly recommended :3

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