Scarpini, Pietro, Italian pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Rome, April 6, 1911. He studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He made his concert debut in 1936, and then gave recitals in Europe and in the U.S. From 1940 to 1967 he taught at the Florence Cons., and in 1967 he joined the faculty of the Milan Cons. He specialized in the modern repertoire of piano music. Among his works are a Piano Concerto and a Piano Quintet. He also made an arrangement for two pianos of Mahler’s 10th Sym.
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