Gatti, Guido (Maggiorino)

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Gatti, Guido (Maggiorino) (b Chieti, 1892; d Grottaferrata, nr. Rome, 1973). It. critic and scholar. At 20, appointed ed. of weekly Reforma musicale. Leading mus. figure in Turin until c.1940. Founded and ed. review Il pianoforte 1920 (re-titled La rassegna musicale 1928) until its demise 1962. Dir.-gen. Teatro di Torino 1925–31. Sec.-gen. Florence Maggio Musicale from 1933. Instrumental in persuading leading It. composers to write film mus. Ed. of several periodicals, contributor to many dictionaries.