Tocchi, Gian Luca

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Tocchi, Gian Luca

Tocchi, Gian Luca, Italian composer; b. Perugia, Jan. 10, 1901; d. Rome, Sept. 14, 1992. He studied with Respighi (composition) and Molinari (conducting) at the Cons. di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and in 1930 he won the composition prize of the Governatorato di Roma. After appearances as a conductor (1935-45), he was active as a composer, writer, and producer with the Italian radio (from 192); he also taught composition at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome (1959-71).


orch: Danza sull’aia (1927); II destino, symphonic poem (1930); Rapsodia romantica (1931); Record (1935); Concerto for 3 Saxophones, 2 Pianos, and Orch. (1935); Film (1936); Luna Park (1937); 3 Pieces (1938); Divertimento con antiche musiche (1939); Quadro sonore (1941); Omaggi for Harpsichord and Strings (1961). CHAMBER: Arlecchino for 6 Instruments (1937); Quartet; Arie e danze tedesche for Harp, Flute, and Viola; Canzone, notturno, e ballo for Harp, Flute, and Viola (1945); 12 studies for Harp; piano pieces. OTHER: Incidental music to plays; film scores; choral works; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire