|DOMENICO BARTOLUCCI (Borgo S. Lorenzo, Florence 1917). Director emeritus 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 the most authoritative interpreter of Palestrina, he has toured several countries with the Choir of the Sistine Chapel (France, Germany, United States, Japan, etc.) and with the Choir of the Academy of Santa Cecilia (whose tour of the former Soviet Union was a resounding success). He has also directed the principal Italian orchestras in Rome, Venice, Trieste, Palermo, etc.
His work as a composer is prolific. So far, the "Ediz. Cappella Sistina" has published more than 34 volumes which include 7 volumes of motets, 2 volumes of madrigals, laudi, sacred music, works for the organ and harpsichord (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.
We remember also a Stabat Mater for solo, choir and orchestra and an opera, "Brunellesco", still unpublished.