Tristissimo: Double-bass modern maestro is no longer

Tristissimo: Double-bass modern maestro is no longer


norman lebrecht

January 10, 2012

Stefano Scodanibbio has died in Mexico at 57 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

A close friend of Luigi Nono’s, he also worked with many other modernists – Bussotti, Donatoni, Estrada, Ferneyhough, Frith, Globokar, Sciarrino, Xenakis – and composed much of his own. His website is here. A longer Italian report here.

Stefano, with Xenakis


  • John Fallas says:

    Sad news. He was 55 (born June 1956, as stated on the website you link to). The longer report to which your second link leads is in Spanish, not Italian – as you’d expect of a Mexican website …

  • Grant Barnes says:

    Actually, the link in your distressing posting is to the Mexican newspaper obituary, which headlines that, gravely ill, he decided to die in Mexico. One of the most visionary, uncompromising, virtuosic, and extraordinary musicians I ever knew.

  • Alexandre Brasil says:

    When a great musician is no longer playing, the world lose much of its joy.