Fiorenzo Carpi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Fiorenzo Carpi
Fiorenzo Carpi.jpg
Born (1918-10-19)19 October 1918
Milan
Died 21 May 1997(1997-05-21) (aged 78)
Rome
Occupation composer

Fiorenzo Carpi (19 October 1918 – 21 May 1997) was an Italian composer and pianist, probably best known for the "Pinocchio" theme.

Biography[edit]

My theater ... is held together by the notes of Fiorenzo Carpi. Very often his music has give me, since the beginning or during the work, the inner "clarification" I needed, the lighting of an "everything" that I did not understand ..

Born in Milan as Fiorenzo Carpi De Resmini, in 1945 he graduated at the Milan Conservatory, pupil of Arrigo Pedrollo and Giorgio Federico Ghedini;[2][3] then he was a stable member of Piccolo Teatro di Milano since its founding (1947).[2][4] He also collaborated with the Nobel laureate playwright Dario Fo on all his plays between 1953 and 1967, then sporadically until Carpi's death in 1997.[5][6][7] Fo's 1997 play Il diavolo con le zinne (The Devil with Boobs) featured an homage to Carpi following his death.[8]

Carpi was a prolific film score composer, well known for his long collaboration with the director Luigi Comencini. In 1981 he won the David di Donatello for Best Score for Comencini's Voltati Eugenio.[9] He also composed numerous pop songs, television scores, commercial jingles, symphonic and chamber opera works.[2][3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Tony (1999), Dario Fo: People's Court Jester (Updated and Expanded), London: Methuen, ISBN 0-413-73320-3. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "...Il mio teatro è tenuto insieme dalle note di Fiorenzo Carpi. Molto spesso la sua musica ha dato, all'inizio o durante il lavoro, la "chiarificazione" interna di cui avevo bisogno, l'illuminazione di un "tutto" che non riuscivo ad afferrare..", cited from the book Strehler dirige, Giancarlo Stampalia, Marsilio, 1997
  2. ^ a b c Silvio D'Amico. Enciclopedia dello spettacolo , Volume 3. Unedi-Unione editoriale, 1975. 
  3. ^ a b Felice Cappa; Piero Gelli; Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 1998. 
  4. ^ Angelo Fortunato Formiggini. Chi è?. A.F. Formíggini, 1961. 
  5. ^ Mitchell 1999, p. 57
  6. ^ Mitchell 1999, p. 146
  7. ^ Mitchell 1999, pp. 221–222
  8. ^ Mitchell 1999, pp. 227–229
  9. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211. 

External links[edit]