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ILDEBRANDO PIZZETTI -  COMPOSER

Price: $350.00

EXCELLENT CONDITION

Autographed and inscribed 9” x 12” (mount) presentation photograph, Buenos Aires, July, 1921.

 

In Il Momento Musicale Italiano, (Florence, 1921) page 197, All the best musical activity in Italy today is taking place, as it were, between two poles, the creative spirit of Ildebrando Pizzetti and the critical one of Torrefranca.  Pizzetti spent a number of his Summers during his career traveling to South America for the opera and symphony  season to conduct his own works.

 

Pizzetti’s (1880-1968) importance rests in the fact that while he did compose opera, he also composed symphonic works, music for film, works for chorus and orchestra, chamber works and piano pieces.  Today, he is best remembered for his operas; “Assassinio nella Cattedrale”, “Debora e Jaele”, “Fedra”, “Fra Gherardo”.  That said he wrote many more, as well as a symphony, concertos for violin, viola and one for harp; two string quartets, incidental music and the scores for five feature films.  He taught at the Parma Conservatory (1907-1908), Florence Conservatory (1908-1924) where he was the Director as of 1917, Director of the Verdi Conservatory in Milan (1924-1936) and from (1936-1958) he taught at the St. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, becoming President in 1947 and relinquishing the position in 1952.

 

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