Bastianelli, Giannotto

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Bastianelli, Giannotto

Bastianelli, Giannotto, Italian pianist, music critic, and composer; b. San Domenico di Fiesole, June 20, 1883; d. (suicide) Tunis, Sept. 22, 1927. He was mainly autodidact as a musician. After contributing to Florence’s La voce (1909–15), he was music critic of Florence’s La nazione (1915–18) and Bologna’s II resto del Carlino (1919–23).

Works

La scala, opera (n.d.; unfinished); Poema for String Quartet (c. 1910); Piano Quartet (c. 1910); Violin Sonata (1912); Cello Sonata (1920); 5 piano sonatas (1907–17) and other piano music.

Writings

Pietro Mascagni (Naples, 1910); La crisi musicale europea (Pistoia, 1912; 2nd ed., rev., 1976); Musicisti d’oggi e di ieri (Milan, 1914); II Parsifal de Wagner (Florence, 1914); L’opera e altri saggi di teoria musicale (Florence, 1921); M. Donadoni, ed., La musica pura commentari musicali e altri scritti (Florence, 1974); M. de Angelis, ed., II nouovo dio della musica (Turin, 1978).

—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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