Soresina, Alberto, Italian composer and teacher; b. Milan, May 10, 1911. He studied with Paribeni and Bossi at the Milan Cons., graduating in 1933; then took a course in composition in Siena with Frazzi. He subsequently was on the faculty of the Milan Cons. (1947–60) and the Turin Cons. (1963–66); then again at the Milan Cons. (from 1967).
DRAMATIC: Opera: lanterna rossa (1942); Cuor di cristallo (1942); L’amuleto (Bergamo, Oct. 26, 1954); Tre sogni per Marina (1967). ORCH.: Trittico Wildiano (1939); II Santo, symphonic poem (1940); 2 notturni for Harp and Strings (1946); Divertimento (1956). CHAMBER: Concertino for Viola, Cello, and Piano (1953); Sonatina serena for Violin and Piano (1956); piano pieces. VOCAL: Several works for Voice and Orch., including La Fanciulla mutata in rio (1939).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire