Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bozza, Eugène Joseph
Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus
La Montaine, John
Price, William Roger
Telemann, Georg Philipp
Nidi for solo piccolo
F. Donatoni: Nidi for solo piccolo was written in 1979, and its based on a three-note cell, to which more and more pitches are added, thus resulting like the twittering of a bird. As Donatoni described this composition: “I picture the piccolo as a cute little bird building its nest.”
Franco Donatoni (1927-2000) was an Italian composer. Born in Verona, he studied composition with Ettore Desderi in Milan, Lino Liviabella in Bologna, and Ildebrando Pizzetti in Rome.
He received numerous prizes and awards in various parts of the world. From 1953 to 1978 he taught at Bologna, Milan and Turin conservatoires. From 1970 to 1999 he taught advanced composition course at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
Among his most known compositions: Sweet Basil for trombone and big band (1993), comic opera Alfred (1998), as well as orchestral works Fire (1999), and Esa (2000)