Carlo Galante (1959, Italian)

NOT Carmine Galante, the famous mobster, mind you. In fact Carlo wrote the Dies Irae for a collective Requiem for the victims of the Mafia (on texts by author Vincenzo Consolo), played at the Palermo Cathedral in March 1993 – for more about this, see on Consolo’s website. Other than that, Galante seems to be one of those numerous composers who “didn’t make it” – at least not to getting their entry on Wikipedia, even Italian Wikipedia. But Galante does have a website where I found my information about him.

The only piece of Galante that I have in my collection and have heard is Ai! Laurie Lambar, a beautiful folksong arrangement in homage to Berio performed by Gabriella Munari and Ensemble Musica ‘900 under Maurizio Dini Ciacci in in the collection Folk Songs (with works Betty Olivero, Andrea Mascagni, Zygmunt Krauze, Virgilio Savona, Salvatore Sciarrino, Claudio Ambrosini, Andrej Petrov, Luca Francesconi, Hubert Stuppner, Walter Zimmermann), Dischi Ricordi CRMCD 1009 (1989)

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