Guerrini, Guido

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Guerrini, Guido

Guerrini, Guido, Italian composer and pedagogue; b. Faenza, Sept. 12, 1890; d. Rome, June 13, 1965. He studied with Torchi and Busoni at the Bologna Liceo Musicale. After teaching on its faculty (1920-24), he taught at the Parma Cons. (1925-28); he then was director of the Florence Cons. (1928-47), the Bologna Cons. (1947-49), and the Cons, di Santa Cecilia in Rome (1950-60). In addition to books on harmony and orchestration, he publ. Ferrucio Busoni: La vita, lafigura e Vopera (Florence, 1941) and Antonio Vivaldi: La vita e Vopera (Florence, 1951). He was especially effective in composing orch., sacred, and chamber pieces.

Works

DRAMATIC Opera : Zalebi (1915); Nemici (Bologna, Jan. 19, 1921); La vigna (1923-25; Rome, March 7, 1935); L’arcangelo (1930; Bologna, Nov. 26, 1949); Enea (Rome, Feb. 11, 1953). ORCH.: Visioni dell’antico Egitto, symphonic poem (1919); L’ultimo viaggio d’Odisseo, symphonic poem (1921); Poemetto for Cello and Orch. (1924); Preludio a corale for Organ and Orch. (1930); 3 Pieces for Piano, Percussion, and Strings (1931); Danza degli spiriti (1932); 7 Variations on a Sarabande by Corelli for Piano and Strings (1940); Canzone e ballo forlivese for Chamber Orch. (1952); 7 Variations on an Allemande by John Bull (1962-63). CHAMBER: 3 string quartets (1920, 1922, 1959); 2 piano trios (1920, 1926); Violin Sonata (1921); Piano Quintet (1927); String Quintet (1950); piano pieces. VOCAL: Bacco ubbriaco for Bass and Orch. (1938); // lamento di Job for Bass, Piano, Tam-tam, and Strings (1938); Missa pro defunctis “alia memoria di G. Marconi” for Solo Voices, Chorus, and Orch. (1938-39); La citta beata, La citta perduta for Solo Voice or Voices, Chorus, and Orch. (1942); Nativitas Cristi for Solo Voices, Chorus, and Orch. (1952); Vigiliae Sulamitis for Mezzo-soprano and Orch. (1953); 4 Masses; many songs.

Bibliography

I A. Damerini, Profilo critico di G. G.: Biografia e bibliografia (Milan, 1928); P. Fragapane, G. G. e i suoi poemi sinfonici (Florence, 1932); Catalogo delle opere di G. G. al suo settantesimo anno di eta e curriculum della sua vita e cura dell’interessato, come saluto e ricordo agli amid (Rome, 1961).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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