Music: Atonalist with Passion

For Italian Composer Luigi Dallapiccola, 57, life has by his own testimony been "one long suffer." The suffer is apparent in the spare, abrasively powerful twelve-tone music that has flowed steadily from his pen through years of poverty, persecution and neglect. But Dallapiccola is neglected no longer: even his severest critics in Italy acknowledge his influence as the patriarch of the Italian twelve-tone school. Manhattan audiences last week had a first chance to hear one of the patriarch's finest works — the 13-minute Variations for Orchestra as performed by the visiting Boston Symphony...

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