Frazzi, Vito, Italian composer and teacher; b. San Secondo Parmense, Aug. 1, 1888; d. Florence, July 8, 1975. He studied organ at the Parma Cons., and also took courses in piano and theory. From 1912 to 1958 he taught at the Florence Cons.; also taught at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (1932–63). He wrote a music drama, Re Lear, after Shakespeare (Florence, 1939), an opera, Don Quixote (Florence, April 27, 1952), several symphonic poems, and chamber music. He also orchestrated Monteverdi’s stage works.
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