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Gatti Guide M(aggiorino)

Gatti Guide M(aggiorino)

Gatti Guide M(aggiorino), eminent Italian writer on music, critic, and editor; b. Chieti, May 30, 1892; d. Grottaferrata, May 10, 1973. He took up violin training at 6 and piano studies at 12, and later studied engineering at the Univ. of Turin (1909–14). He was ed.-in-chief of Riforma musicale (1913–15; 1918). In 1920 he founded // pianoforte, which was renamed the Rassegna musicale in 1928. He ed. it until it ceased publication in 1944, and then again from 1947 when it resumed publication in Rome. In 1962 it was renamed again as Quaderni della Rassegna. He also was director-general of the Teatro di Torino (1925–31), administrator of Lux films (1934–66), music critic of Tempo (1951–69), and ed. of Studi musicali (1972–73). In addition, he was ed. of several series, was music ed. of the Dizionario Bompiani delle opere e dei personaggi (1946–19) and the Dizionario degli autori (1956), and was a contributor of numerous articles to European and U.S. journals. Gatti was particularly influential in contemporary music circles.

Writings

I “Lieder” di Schumann (Turin, 1914); Figure di musicisti francesi (Turin, 1915); Giorgio Bizet (Turin, 1915); Musicisti moderni d’Italia e difuori (Bologna, 1920; 2nd ed., enl., 1925); Debora e Jaele di I. Pizzetti (Milan, 1922); ed. with A. della Corte, Dizionario di musica (Turin, 1925; 6th ed., 1959); Le barbier de Seville de Rossini (Paris, 1925); Ildebrando Pizzetti (Turin, 1934; 2nd ed., 1955; Eng. tr., 1951); ed. with L. Dallapiccola, KB. Busoni: Scritti e pensieri sulla musica (Florence, 1941; 2nd ed., rev., 1954); ed. with others, L’opera di Gian Francesco Malipiero (Treviso, 1952); Cinquanta anni di opera a balletto in Italia (Rome, 1954); with R D’Amico, Alfredo Casella (Milan, 1958); V. de Sabata (Milan, 1958); ed. with A. Basso, La musica: enciclopedia storica (Turin, 1966) and La musica: Dizionario (Turin, 1968–71); ed. withB. Marziano, Riccardo Gualino e la cultura torinese: Le manifestazioni del Teatro di Torino (Turin, 1971).

Bibliography

C. Palandri, ed., Gian Francesco Malipiero, il carteggio con G.M. G., 1914–1972 (Florence, 1997).

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