Gian Francesco Malipiero

Over his long lifetime, Malpiero composed works for the piano, opera, ballet, orchestra, chamber ensembles, and choral groups. Among his compositions are Giulio Cesare and Antonio e Cleopatra (opera), Pantea (ballet), and Pause del Silenzio (orchestral). He is well-known, too, for his transcriptions of the works of Monteverdi, which he began producing in 1902. ; Born in Venice, Malpiero studied music both in Venice and in Bologna. Following a visit to Paris in 1913, his music began to reflect the influence of both Stravinsky and Debussy. Aside from composing, Malpiero taught music s well and served as head of the conservatory in Venice for over a decade. Due to his prodigious output as a composer, he ranks in the forefront of Italian composers of the 20th century.