Fiorenzo Carpi De Resmini
Born in Milan, Fiorenzo Carpi completed his studies in composition at the Conservatorio di Musica “Giuseppe Verdi” di Milano. Carpi met Giorgio Strehler shortly after World War II and began working at Piccolo Teatro in 1947, where he composed music for over 120 productions, including Goldoni’s Arlecchino and Il campiello, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Pirandello’s Giants of the Mountain, Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, Marivaux’s Island of the Slaves, and Goethe’s Faust.
He also worked with theater directors Vittorio Caprioli, Dario Fo, Vittorio Gassman, and Eduardo De Filippo, as well as with various film directors, including Louis Malle, Peter Del Monte, Tinto Brass, and Patrice Chéreau. His television credits include the music for Comencini’s classic version of The Adventures of Pinocchio. In addition, he composed both symphonic and chamber music.
Carpi died in 1997 at age 79.