Matteo D'Amico
1955 -
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M. D'Amico
Matteo D'Amico (27/06/1955), an Italian composer (born in Rome). He began the study of composition under the guidance of Barbara Giuranna, and continued at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia with maestri Luigi Andrea Gigante, Guido Turchi and Irma Ravinale, obtaining a diploma in composition and choral music. From 1981 to 1983 he was a pupil of Franco Donatoni in Siena and Rome, obtaining the diploma of merit from the Accademia Chigiana and the post-graduate diploma from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia. In 1984 he graduated in literature. Having spent his formative years in a musical environment strongly influenced by the personality and work of Goffredo Petrassi, as Rome was, and then having had the experience of studying with Donatoni, D'Amico has from the start been naturally drawn to pay great attention to the rational and discursive aspects of composition, condensing them in writing that is agile, lively and rich in contrasts of rhythm and timbre.
Requiem per le vittime della mafia - Sanctus
Composed in:1992
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Vincenzo Consolo
In memory of:victims of the maffia
Sanctus from Requiem per le vittime della mafia is for soprano, mezzosoprano, tenore, bass and orchestra.
This requiem is a collaborative composition of Marco Betta (Lux aeterna), Lorenzo Ferrero (Introito), Carlo Galante (Dies irae), Paolo Arcą, (Offertorio), Matteo D'Amico (Sanctus), Giovanni Sollima (Agnus Dei) and Marco Tutino (Libera me) on a text of Vincenzo Consolo (1933), an Italian writer.
First performance: 27/03/1993, Cathedral of Palermo.
V. Consolo