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Salvatore Sciarrino (born Palermo, Italy, on April 4, 1947) is an Italian composer of contemporary classical music.

Here is a brief (one and a half minute long) excerpt from Salvatore Sciarrino's work, Quaderno di strada.

I heard this several years ago, and managed to find it again recently.  I don't know about the rest of the piece.  But this one brief section is exceptional, I believe.  It proves beyond doubt (to me, at least) that this composer knows what he is doing, and that he can create something new, in one of the many emerging styles of contemporary classical music.  This is something precious, undoubtedly worthy of attention (it's greater in my view than anything I have heard so far, even by Lachenmann, Ferneyhough, Boulez and their contemporaries.)

It's phenomenal, and it contains several elements that were not discussed much during previous conversations about other contemporary music on this forum.  I won't say what they are, however.  In case someone might want to comment, I don't want to lead them in one direction or another, but prefer to see if perceptions about this piece differ in many respects from our observations about Ferneyhough, Lachenmann, and other contemporary or so-called avant-gardists approaches to composition. 

Biography, Bibliographic data, footnotes and lists of works can be found here:



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