Gallignani, Giuseppe

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Gallignani, Giuseppe

Gallignani, Giuseppe, Italian composer and writer on music; b. Faenza, Jan. 9, 1851; d. (suicide) Milan, Dec. 14, 1923. He studied at the Milan Cons., and then was choir leader at the Milan Cathedral. He ed. the periodical Musica Sacra (1886–94). He was director of the Parma Cons. (1891–97), and, from 1897, director of the Milan Cons. He produced the operas II Grillo delfocolare (Genoa, Jan. 27, 1873), Atala (Milan, March 30, 1876), and Nestorio (Milan, March 31, 1888), which were un-successful, but his church music was greatly appreciated (particularly his Requiem for King Umberto I).

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