Gorini, Gino (actually, Luigino,) Italian pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Venice, June 22, 1914; d. there, Jan. 27, 1990. He studied with Tagliapietra (piano diploma, 1931) and Agostini (composition diploma, 1933) at the Venice Cons., and also had composition lessons with Malipiero. He was a prof. of piano at the Venice Cons, from 1940, and also made tours as a pianist in Italy and abroad. He publ. La musica pianistica di G. Francesco Malipiero (Florence, 1977).
DRAMATIC Film scores. ORCH.: Maschere for Small Orch. (1934); Tre omaggi (1934); Suite for Violin and Orch. (1934); Due studi da concerto for Piano and Orch. (1935); Flute Concerto (1935); Sym. (1936); Introduzione e arioso (1937); Due Invenzioni for Piano and Orch. (1937); Violin Concerto (1943); Piano Concerto (1948); Serenata for Strings, Harpsichord, and Percussion (1966); Concerto for Viola, Piano, and Orch. (1974). CHAMBER: Contrasti for 5 Instruments (1934); Divertimento for 8 Instruments (1935); Concertino for Chamber Group (1935); Tempo di sonata for Violin and Piano (1935); String
Quartet (1937); Cello Sonata (1939); Canto notturno for Cello and Piano (1945); Piano Quintet (1948); Sonata for Solo Violin (1982). Piano : Sonata (1936); 10 Preludi brevi (1941); Ricercare e Toccata (I960).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire