Sanzogno, Nino

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Sanzogno, Nino (b Venice, 1911; d Milan, 1983). It. conductor, composer, and violinist. Cond. La Fenice Orch., Venice, from 1937. Cond. at La Scala from 1939, being esp. assoc. with 20th-cent. works and cond. in Italy of Lulu (Venice, 1949), Troilus and Cressida (1956), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1961), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and world (stage) première of The Fiery Angel (Venice 1955). Inaugurated Piccola Scala 1955. Mus. dir. La Scala, 1962–72. Composer of va. and vc. concs., and chamber mus.