Rocca, Lodovico , Italian composer; b. Turin, Nov. 29, 1895; d. there, June 25, 1986. He studied with Orefice at the Milan Cons., and also attended the Univ. of Turin. From 1940 to 1966 he was director of the Turin Cons.
DRAMATIC : Opeta : La morte di Trine (1917–20; Milan, April 24, 1937); In terra di leggenda (1922–23; Milan, Sept. 28, 1933); II Dibuk (1928–30; Milan, March 24, 1934); Monte Ivnor (1936–38; Rome, Dec. 23, 1939); L’uragano (1942–51 Milan, Feb. 8, 1952). ORCH. : Contrasti (1919); Aurora di morte (1920); La foresta delle samodive (1921); L’alba del malato (1922); Le luci (1923); La cella azzurra (1925); Interludio epico (1928). VOCAL : Biribù, Occhi di rana for Voice and String Quartet (1937); Schizzi francescani for Tenor and 8 Instruments (1942); Antiche iscrizioni for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1952; Rome, Feb. 6, 1953); songs.
M. Bruni, L. R. (Milan, 1963).
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