LEONARDO DE LORENZO (1875 - 1962)
Principally active in the United States, having emigrated at the age of sixteen, Leonardo De Lorenzo was principal flute in the New York Philharmonic and Minneapolis and Los Angeles Symphony Orchestras. Also admired as a composer, he wrote the virtuosic Saltarello, Op. 27, for clarinet, clearly paying homage to the characteristic sounds of the traditional music of southern Italy.
© Adriano Amore