The Italian composer Goffredo Petrassi was born at Zagarolo, near Rome, on 16 July 1904. He was trained at a choir school and later studied music in his spare time. His works are predominately neoclassic, and the development can be traced in a series of eight Concertos for orchestra written between 1933 and 1972. He died in Rome on 3 March 2003.
A selection of M&V articles about Goffredo Petrassi
Successful and Fulfilling - On the rediscovery of the Italian symphonic tradition, by Giuseppe Pennisi
Record Box. Superb Performances - Ursula Oppens plays Elliott Carter, celebrated by Patric Standford