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Sandro Gorli
1948 -
Italy
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S. Gorli
Sandro Gorli (19/06/1948), an Italian composer, from Como. Among his most noteable compositions, which are performed regularly in Italy and abroad, are: Me - Ti, commissioned by Bruno Maderna for the RAI Orchestra of Milan; Chimera la luce for vocal sextet, piano, chorus, and orchestra, which was first performed at the 1976 Royan Festival under the direction of Giuseppe Sinopoli; On a Delphic Reed for oboe, and seventeen players; Il bambino perduto for orchestra; Quartetto for strings; Le due sorgenti for chamber orchestra; Super flumina for oboe, viola and orchestra, written for the 1987 Babylon Festival; and Requiem for mixed unaccompanied chorus, written for La Chapelle Royale conducted by Philippe Herrewege (CD Harmonia Mundi).
Sandro Gorli studied composition with Franco Donatoni, at the same pursuing a university course in architecture; he eventually acheived his diploma in piano. He carried out research at the RAI's Studio of Phonology in Milan, he studied orchestral conducting first in Milan and then in Vienna with Hans Swarowsky. In 1977 he founded the Divertimento Ensamble, which he still conducts. From 1990 to 1998 he was the principal conductor of the Elision Ensamble of Melburne.
Lots of organisations have commissioned Gorli's scores, including RAI of Milan (1973), I Solisti Veneti (1975), the Gulbenkian Foundation for the Festival od Royan (1976), the French Cultural Ministry (1979, 1983, 1984, 1989 and 1993), the Italian Foreign Ministry (1987), Radio France (1981 and 1988), the Orchestra Regionale Toscana (1990), Elision Ensamble of Melburne (1990 and 1994), the Geneva Summer Festival (1991), the Atelier du Rhin (1993), the Japanese Winter Theatre Festival (1997) the Curia Arcivescovile of Milan (1990). Mr Gorli received the 1985 European Prize for Musical Theatre for his opera Solo. His second opera, Le mal de lune, was performed on 12 March 1994 in Colmar and in Strasbourg. Currently, he teaches composition at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan.
Requiem
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1990
Duration:10'
In memory of:Nathalie Mefano
Label(s):Harmonia Mundi 901320
Harmonia Mundi HMA1951320
This requiem is for mixed unaccompanied chorus, written for La Chapelle Royale conducted by Philippe Herrewege (CD Harmonia Mundi). It contains:
- Morti, moriamo ancora
- Bambino, quando moriro
- Prendimi fra le tue braccia
- Lieve, lieve, molto lieve
- Padre, padre