Donatoni, Franco

1927 —

Donatoni, Franco was born in 1927 in Verona, Italy. Along with Berio and Nono, he is one of the leading Italian composers of his generation. He was influenced early on by Bartók, but has destroyed most of his works from this period. Like others of his peers, he was influenced by the Second Viennese School in the 1950's, but has since evolved in a strikingly personal direction.