Italian electronic pathbreaker dies at 76

Italian electronic pathbreaker dies at 76


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2021

The Italian state president has led the mourning for the composer, singer and film director Franco Battiato, who has died in his native Sicily. On the avant-garde scene he was known as Il Maestro.

Battiato wrote poetic hits for many Italian singers, including Andrea Bocelli.


  • Dominic Stafford says:

    Very sad to hear this. An artist of extraordinary gifts. Fetus is a masterpiece.

  • Concertgebouw79 says:

    I saw on la Rai yesterday that he did several famous works for the tv

  • A Mercik says:

    E Choice as sung by Bocelli is a personal favorite. Perfect