Galli, Amintore, Italian composer, music critic, and teacher; b. Talamello, near Rimini, Oct. 12, 1845; d. Rimini, Dec. 8, 1919. He was a pupil of Mazzucato at the Milan Cons. (1862–67). He was music editor for the publisher Sonzogno, and critic of II Secolo (1873–1904). He later ed. // Teatro Illustrato (1881–92) and Musica Popolare (1882–85). From 1878 to 1903 he taught at the Milan Cons. He publ. Musica e musicisti dal secolo X sino ai nostri giorni (1871), Estetica della musica (1900), Storia e teoria del sistema musicale (1901), and Piccolo lessico di musica (1902). His compositions include the operas II corno d’oro (Turin, Aug. 30, 1876) and David (Milan, Nov. 12, 1904), the oratorios Espiazione (after Moore’s Paradise and Peri) and Cristo al Golgota, Totentanz (after Goethe) for Baritone Solo and Orch., and a String Quintet.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire