Ghedini, Giorgio (Federico)

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Ghedini, Giorgio (Federico) (b Cuneo, 1892; d Nervi, 1965). It. composer. Ass. cond. Teatro Regio, Turin. Prof. of harmony and comp. Turin Cons. 1918–37, Parma Cons. 1938–41, Milan Cons. 1941–51, dir. 1951–62. Ed. works by Monteverdi, A. and G. Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Schütz, etc. 8 operas incl. Re Hassan (1938), Billy Budd (1949), and L'ipocrita felice (‘The Happy Hypocrite’, Max Beerbohm, 1956). Also wrote sym.; Concerto dell' albatro; Canzoni for orch.; pf. conc.; double vc. conc.; 2 vn. concs.; va. conc.; chamber mus.; choral works; and songs.