Fiume, Orazio, Italian composer and teacher; b. Monopoli, Jan. 16, 1908; d. Trieste, Dec. 21, 1976. He studied piano and theory in Palermo and Naples, and was later a student of Pizzetti (composition) and Molinari (conducting) in Rome. He taught harmony at the Parma Cons. (1941–51), in Milan (1951–59), and in Pesaro (1959–60); was director of the Trieste Cons, (from 1961). His music followed the tradition of expansive Italian Romanticism. He wrote 3 Pieces for Chamber Orch. (1937), Ajace, cantata (1940), 2 concertos for Orch. (1945, 1956), Sym. (1956), II tamburo di panno, opera (Rome, April 12, 1962), and songs.
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