Ennio Porrino (Cagliari 1910 - Rome 1959) was pupil of Ottorino Respighi and affirmed soon a great deal receiving a significant success to the Augusteo in Rome, between 1933 and 1934, with the ouverture
Tartarin de Tarascon and the symphonic poem Sardinia, his composition more performed in Italy and in the foreign countries.
It taught to the Conservatory in Rome and Naples and directed up to the death the Conservatory Pierluigi from Palestrina of Cagliari. It was member of the Academy of Saint Cecilia in Rome and the Academy Luigi Cherubini in Florence. Ennio Porrino developed besides activity of conductor and composed music for film.
His music is characterized by the language rich in suggestions proper of the entourage of Respighi, and employs, in the last works, the dodecaphony. Constant inspiration in his work is the musical tradition of Sardinia, his earth of origin.
Among his compositions note: The Orazi (f.p. Milan 1941), The bamboo organ (f.p. Venice 1955) and I Shardana (f.p. Naples 1959), the juvenile works Sardinia and the Songs of season for voice and orchestra (f.p. 1934), and the meaningful Concert of the Argentarola (f.p. 1953) for guitar and orchestra. His composition for piano Obstinate has constantly been performed as required piece in the International Piano Competition banished by the Amici della Musica of Cagliari.