Born in the same year as Igor Stravinsky, Gian-Francesco Malipiero shares with him the creative power to absorb elements of historic styles and compound them into a contemporary idiom.  

His early works betrayed the influence of Debussy and of expressionism; however in the 1920s he returned to a more diatonic, neoclassical idiom which characterized both his mature style and his scholarly work editing the music of Vivaldi and Monteverdi.

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