Giazotto, Remo

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Giazotto, Remo

Giazotto, Remo, Italian musicologist; b. Rome, Sept. 4, 1910. He studied piano and composition at the Milan Cons. (1931-33), his principal mentors being Torrefranca, Pizzetti, and Paribeni; he also took courses in literature and philosophy at the Univ. of Genoa. In 1932 he joined the staff of the Rivista Musicale Italiana, serving as its ed. (1945-49), and later as co-ed, of the Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana (from 1967); he also was a prof. of music history at the Univ. of Florence (1957-69). The popular Adagio for Strings and Organ frequently attributed to Albinoni is almost totally the work of Giazotto.

Writings

II melodramma a Genova nel XVII e XVIII secolo (Genoa, 1942); Tomaso Albinoni, musico di violino, dilettante veneto (Milan, 1945); Busoni: La vita nell’opera (Milan, 1948); Poesia melodrammatica e pensiero critico nel Settecento (Milan, 1952); La musica a Genova nella vita pubblica e privata dal XIII al XVIII secolo (Genoa, 1952); La musica italiana a Londra negli anni di Purcell (Rome, 1955); Giovanni Battista Viotti (Milan, 1956); Musurgia nova (Milan, 1959); Vita di A. Stradella: Un “Orfeo assassinate” (2 vols., Milan, 1962); Vivaldi (Milan, 1965); Quattro secoli di storia dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia (2 vols., Milan, 1970); Le due patri di Giulio Caccini, musico mediceo (1551-1618) (Florence, 1984); Puccini in Casa Puccini (Lucca, 1992).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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