'Euridice' according to Salvatore Sciarrino,
heard by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
The National Academy of Saint Cecilia is Italy's oldest musical institution. Its statute and by-laws were approved in 1585 by the Pope (then governing Rome). It is also one of the most authoritative, being, along with La Scala, the only Italian musical institution to receive 'special treatment' — Government subsidies on a rolling three-year basis so that its program can be formulated well in advance. It is run by the 'Academicians': recently, a new and comparatively young chairman was elected, and Antonio Pappano agreed to serve as musical director at least until the end of 2019...
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