| DOMENICO BARTOLUCCI |
(Borgo S. Lorenzo, Firenze 1917)
director of the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina and member of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, is undoubtedly one of the main personalities in the musical world today both as a composer and as a director.Considered to be the most authoritative interpreter of Palestrina, he has toured several countries with the Choir of the Sixtine Chapel (France, Germany, United States, Japan, etc.) as also with the Choir of the Academy of Santa Cecilia (great success had the tournee in the ex Soviet Union). He has also directed the principal Italian orchestras in Rome, Venice, Trieste, Palermo, etc.
His work as composer is very intensive. So far the "Ediz. Cappella Sistina" has published more than 34 volumes which include 7 volumes of Motets, 2 of Madrigals, Laudi, sacred music, works for the organ and cembalo, Masses for choir and organ or choir and orchestra, a Miserere, a Concerto for piano and orchestra, a Symphony, a Trio, a Sonata for violin and piano, Variations for violin solo, and a whole series of Oratorios for soloists, choir and orchestra, namely, La Nativita, Baptisma, La Tempesta sul Lago, La Passione, Ascensione, Gloriosi Principes.