Maderna, Bruno Edit


Agent Type


  • 1920-04-20 – 1973-11-13 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Maderna, Bruno
  • Maderno, Bruno
  • Grossato, Bruno

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    Bruno Maderna, Bruno (1920-1973) was an Italian composer and conductor. Studied at the Milan Conservatory, Siena Academy, and S. Cecilia Academy, Rome (until 1940 ). With Luciano Berio, he founded the electornic music studio of Italian Radio at Milan in 1955 , later becoming music director at Milan Radio. Maderna’s stylistic devices, original and often distinct from those of such contemporaries as Berio, Boulez, Stockhausen and Nono, include his characteristic use of deterministic precompositional techniques, his own interpretation of the ‘open work’ concept and the melodic thread which remains perceptible in even the most complex textures.