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Prosperi Carlo

Carlo Prosperi was born in Florence, Italy, on March 13, 1921. He attended the Florence Conservatory of Music "Luigi Cherubini", and his teachers were Rodolfo Cicionesi, Vito Frazzi, and Luigi Dallapiccola. He graduated in 1941 with a specialization in Wind Instruments and later in Composition in 1949, after a long delay due to his participation in the Italian Army in Montenegro during World War II.
In 1949 he married Maria Teresa Ulivi and in 1953 his daughter Giuliana was born. He worked for the Italian Radio-Television (RAI) in Turin and Rome, as Assistant for Musical Programs.
In 1959 he was given the position of Professor of Harmony at the Florence Conservatory "Cherubini" and in 1969 he became Professor of Composition there. He worked as a teacher and composer in Florence from 1969 to 1989. He was also a member of Musical Societies and Academies, and was awarded the Public Instruction Medal for School, Culture and Arts in 1980. He composed many musical pieces (chamber, symphonic and choral music), performed and broadcasted in Italy and abroad.
He died in Florence on June 15, 1990. Carlo Prosperi was one of the most important composers of the italian contemporary music.
Since his early works he was in the Vanguard of the Italian Music,
participating in the dodecaphonic movement, however adding to it a personal timbric research and a different interpretation. He adopted indeed a personal choice of atonal language, where the discipline of the twelve tones is articulated by the simultaneous utilization of more series.
The multiserial architecture allows him to express the musical phrases in a total and clear freedom of expression, faithful to a conception of music as a lyric and poetic communication.

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