Salviucci, Giovanni

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Salviucci, Giovanni

Salviucci, Giovanni , Italian composer; b. Rome, Oct. 26, 1907; d. there, Sept. 4, 1937. He studied with Respighi and Casella, and also took courses in law at the Univ. of Rome. He then taught at the Istituto Muzio Clementi in Rome and wrote music criticism for the Rassegna Nazionale. He developed a fine style of instrumental writing; his works were performed by Italian orchs. with increasing frequency, but his early death cut short his promising career. His Overture in C-sharp minor (1932) received a national prize.


ORCH .: La Tentazione e la preghiera, symphonic poem (1931); Sinfonia italiana (1932; Rome, Feb. 25, 1934); Overture in C-sharp minor (1932); Sinfonia da camera (1933); Introduzione, Passacaglia e Finale (1934). chamber : String Quartet (1932); Serenata for 9 Instruments (1937). VOCAL : Psalm of Daxrid for Soprano and Chamber Orch. (Rome, 1935); Alcesti for Chorus and Orch., after Euripides (1937); songs.


G. Arledler, Prospettive critiche su G. S.(diss., Univ. of Bologna, 1974).

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