Falchi, Stanislao, Italian composer; b. Terni, Jan. 29, 1851; d. Rome, Nov. 14, 1922. He studied in Rome with C. Maggi and S. Meluzzi. In 1877 he became a teacher at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia there; from 1902 till 1915, he was its director. Among his pupils were A. Bonaventura, A. Bustini, V. Gui, B. Molinari, L. Refice, and R Santoliquido. He wrote the operas Lorhelia (Rome, Dec. 4, 1877), Giuditta (Rome, March 12, 1887), and II Trillo del diavolo (Rome, Jan. 29, 1899), as well as a Requiem for the funeral of Victor Emmanuel II (Jan. 17, 1883).
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