Vittadini, Franco, Italian composer; b. Pavia, April 9, 1884; d. there, Nov. 30, 1948. He studied at the Milan Cons. After serving as organist and maestro di cappella in Varese, he returned to Pavia, where he was founder-director of the Istituto Musicale (1924-48).
dramatic: Opera: 11 mare di Tiberiade (c. 1912-14); Anima allegra (1918-19; Rome, April 15, 1921); Nazareth (Pavia, May 28, 1925); La Sagredo (Milan, April 26, 1930); Caracciolo (Rome, Feb. 7, 1938); Riammetta e l’avvaro (1942). Pastoral Triptych: II natale di Gesù (Bari, Dec. 20, 1933). Ballet: Vecchia Milano (1928); Fiordisole (Milan, Feb. 14, 1935); La Taglioni (1945). Other: Film music. ORCH.: Armonie della notte (1923); Scherzo (1931); Poemetto romanticofor Strings (1938). OTHER: Chamber music; piano pieces; organ music; masses; motets; songs.
A. Baratti, Vita del musicista F. V.(Milan, 1955).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire