Lombardi, Luca, Italian composer and teacher; b. Rome, Dec. 24, 1945. He was educated at the Univ. of Vienna and the Univ. of Rome (graduated with a thesis on Eisler; publ. in Milan, 1978). He also studied composition with Renzi, Lupi, and Porena at the Pesaro Cons. (graduated, 1970). He also was in Cologne to take courses with Zimmermann and Globokar (1968-72) and to attend the courses in new music with Stockhausen, Pousseur, Kagel, Schnebel, and Rzewski (1968-70). After training in electronic music from Eimert in Cologne and Koenig in Utrecht, he studied with Dessau in Berlin (1973). He taught composition at the Pesaro Cons. (1973-78) and the Milan Cons. (1978-93). From 1983 to 1986 he was one of the artistic directors of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano. With W. Gieseler and R. Weyer, he publ. the orchestration treatise Instrumentation in der Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts (Celle, 1985). In his compositions, he pursues an advanced course notable for its eclectic stylistic manifestations.
dramatic: Opera: Faust, un travestimento (1986-90; Basel, Dec. 21, 1991). orch.: 3 syms.: No. 1 (1974-75), No. 2 (1981), and No. 3 for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1992-93); Variazioni (1977); Tre pezzi for 2 Pianos and Chamber Orch. (1978-87; Cologne, Oct. 25, 1987); Framework for 2 Pianos and Orch. (1983); Due Ritratti (1987-88; Lugano, June 13,1989); Con Faust (1990); La Notte di Valpurga for Orch. and Chorus ad libitum (1990); Atropos (Milan, April 20, 1991); Viola Concerto (1995). chamber:Elegia for Violin and Piano (1965); Proporzioni for 4 Trombones (1968-69); Non Requiescat for 13 Instruments (1973); Canzone for 13 Instruments (1974-75); Essay I for Double Bass (1975) and II for Bass Clarinet (1979); Gespräch über Bäume for 9 Instrumentalists (1976); Einklang for Oboe and 7 Instruments (1980); Winterblumen for Flute and Harp (1982); Sie bagatelle di fine estate for 1 to 11 Instrumentalists (1983); Schattenspiel for Bass Flute (1983); Sisyphos I for 8 Instruments (1983) and II for 14 Instruments (1984); Thamar y Amnòn for Guitar (1983); Schegge for Flute, Clarinet, and Horn (1984); Mirium for 4 Trombones (1984); Sisifo felice for 8 Instruments (1985); Ai piedo del faro for Double Bass and 8 Instruments (1986); Für Flori for Violin and Piano (1990); Psalmus VI di Josquin Desprez for 9 Instruments (1991); String Quartet (1991-92); Jahreswechsel for 16 Instruments (1994); Gruss for Cello (1994); piano pieces. vocal:Hasta que caigan las puertas del odio for 16 Voices (1976-77); Alle fronde dei salici for 12 Voices (1977); Mayakowski, cantata for Bass, Chorus, and 7 Instruments (1979-80); Mythenasche for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1980-81); Ophelia-Fragmente for Soprano and Piano (1982; Berlin, Feb. 21,1983); Nel tuo porto quiete, requiem for Soprano, Bass, Chorus, and Orch. (1984); Canto di Eros for 5 Voices (Cologne, April 29, 1986); La canzone di Greta for Soprano and String Quartet (RAI, Rome, May 11,1987); Ein Lied for Soprano and 3 Instruments (1988; Berlin, Feb. 26, 1989); Sisyphos III for Reciter and Ensemble (1988-89; Frankfurt am Main, March 3, 1989); Turn Balalaike for Soprano and 3 Instruments (1988-89; Witten, April 21, 1989); Giocate al giuoco mio, grassi giganti for Chorus (1992); A chi fa notte il giorno for Reciter and Double Bass (1993); Yedid Nefesh for Mezzo-soprano and Guitar (1994).
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