Perrachio, Luigi, Italian pianist, teacher, writer on music, and composer; b. Turin, May 28, 1883; d. there, Sept. 6,1966. He studied piano in Turin, and also law at the Univ. there. After piano training in Vienna, he received instruction in piano and composition (diploma, 1913) at the Bologna Liceo Musicale. He taught piano (1925–40) and composition (1940–55) at the Turin Liceo Musicale. His writings included L’opera pianistica di Claude Debussy (Milan, 1924), II “clavicembalo ben temperato” di J. S. Bach (Milan, 1926), and treatises on harmony and composition.
dramatic:Mirtilla, opera (1937–40); La calunnia, ballet (1952). orch.:3 notturni a Giuseppe Verdi (1929); Piccola, suite (1930); Taccuino (1930); Piano Concerto (1931–32); Violin Concerto (1932). chamber: 2 string quartets (1910, 1930); Piano Quintet (1919); piano pieces. vocal: Choral pieces.
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