Gian Francesco Malipiero, <em>Esalazioni epurative</em>


  • Paola Cossu Università degli Studi di Cagliari


Gian Francesco Malipiero, epurazione, Venezia, fascismo, Conservatorio "Benedetto Marcello"


In the autumn of 1945 Gian Francesco Malipiero received a registered letter from the Province of Venice’s National Liberation Committee [Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale], after which charges were filed against him at the Venetian Provincial Antifascist Commission. He was accused of having written musical works that were not only an apology of fascism, but also backed and funded by this regime. In reply, the composer writes a memoir in his own defence entitled Esalazioni epurative [Purging Breath] in which, documentary evidence to hand, he refutes the ‘crimes’ imputed to him, point by point.Aim of the paper is the description of this document in its entirety. To make reading easier, a summary has been included to clarify the structure of the typescript. There are also various links to other documents kept in the Fondo Gian Francesco Malipiero of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice.






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