(b. 1945, Milan).
Italian composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout Europe; he is also active as a scholar.
Mr. Zanolini studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, where he graduated with a diploma in piano performance in 1970, a diploma in literature from Italy in 1972 and a diploma in composition in 1973.
As a scholar, he has published technical studies on Johannes Brahms, Luigi Dallapiccola and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, as well as studies on Romantic melodrama and post-Romantic melodrama. He has researched in depth the uses of harmony and contrapuntal techniques in the Renaissance and Baroque, to which he has dedicated two volumes, the first in collaboration with Renato Dionisi (Edizioni Suvini Zerboni).
He has taught as a professor of composition at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi.
His primary publisher is Edizioni Suvini Zerboni.
In addition to the works listed below, he has arranged numerous folksongs for various choruses.
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Melos, clarinet, orchestra, 1986
...d'irrequieti silenzi, 1992
Cinquecentocinque, clarinet, cello, vibraphone, 1974
Trio II, flute, bassoon, piano, 1975
Toccata, trumpet, trombone, organ, 1976
...à la rencontre, double bass, piano, 1977
Poursuite, 8 winds, piano, 1980
Free climb, 5 percussion, 1983
...ad solem, clarinet, 1986
Capriccio, violin, 1999
Interludio, violin, cello, piano, 2001
Secondo la promessa, mixed chorus, percussion, 1979
...e il cielo al mio sguardo è libero, male chorus, 1981
Intende, mixed chorus, French horn, trumpet, trombone, double bass, percussion, 1997
Silenzio, soprano, mixed chorus, 1998
Beati parvuli, children's chorus, flute, harp, percussion, 2000
Sola, alto, 2 guitars, 1982
Nunc est, soprano, clarinet, piano, 1984
Fides, soprano, alto, 3 clarinets, 1995
Ninna nanna, soprano, piano, 1996