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Bartoletti, Bruno

Bartoletti, Bruno (b Sesto Fiorentino, 1926). It. flautist and conductor, particularly of opera. Début Florence 1953. Mus. dir. Rome Opera 1965–73, cond. Maggio Musicale Orch. 1957–64. Introduced several 20th cent. operas to It. repertory. Amer. début Chicago 1956. Prin. cond. Chicago Lyric Opera from 1964 (art. dir. from 1975).

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Bartolozzi, Bruno

Bartolozzi, Bruno (b Florence, 1911; d Fiesole, 1980). It. violinist and composer. Taught at Cherubini Cons., Florence, from 1965. Comps. incl. Conc. for Orch., vn. conc., str. qt., and vocal works. Author of book New Sounds for Woodwind.

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Bartoletti, Bruno

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Bartoletti, Bruno, noted Italian conductor; b. Sesto Fiorentino, June 10, 1926. He studied flute at the Florence Cons., and then received training in piano and composition while serving as a flutist in the orch. of the Florence Teatro Comunale. In 1949 he became an asst. conductor there, making his formal debut conducting Rigoletto in 1953. In 1954 he made his debut as a sym. conductor at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, where he later was director (1957–64). On Oct. 23, 1956, he made his U.S. debut at the Chicago Lyric Opera conducting II Trovatore, and then served as its resident conductor until 1963. With Pino Donati, he was its co-artistic director from 1964 to 1975, and then its sole artistic director from 1975 to 2000 and then served as its music director emeritus. He also was artistic director of the Rome Opera (1965–69), and later artistic advisor (1986–87) and artistic director (1987–92) of the Florence Teatro Comunale. As a guest conductor, he appeared throughout Europe, the U.S., and South America, becoming especially admired for his idiomatic readings of the Italian operatic repertoire; also conducted various French and Russian operas with success.

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Bartolozzi, Bruno

Bartolozzi, Bruno

Bartolozzi, Bruno, Italian violinist and composer; b. Florence, June 8, 1911; d. Fiesole, Dec. 12, 1980. After studying violin at the Cherubini Cons, in Florence (1926–30), he was active as a violinist from 1941 to 1965 in the orch. of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He turned to composition quite late in life, and took courses with Fragapane at the Cherubini Cons. (1946–49). In 1964 he was appointed to its faculty. In his music, he followed the modified dodecaphonic techniques as promulgated by Dallapiccola, including triadic constructions. He wrote New Sounds for Woodwind (in Eng.; London, 1967; 2nd ed., rev, 1982), demonstrating the possibility of producing simultaneously several pitches on a single woodwind instrument.

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ORCH.: Concerto for Orchestra (1952; Rome, Jan. 18, 1956); Divertimento for Chamber Orch. (1953); 2 violin concertos: No. 1 for Violin, Strings, and Harpsichord (San Francisco, Dec. 2, 1957) and No. 2 (1979); Concertazioni for Bassoon, Strings, and Percussion (1963; Rome, March 6, 1965); Memorie for 3 Guitars and Orch. (1975; Florence, Oct. 7, 1977); Risonanze for 18 Instruments and Percussion (1978). CHAMBER: Serenata for Violin and Guitar (1952); 3 Pieces for Guitar (1952); Musica a 5 for Bassoon, Trumpet, Guitar, Violin, and Viola (1953); Variazioni for Violin (1957); 2 string quartets (1960, 1979); Concertazioni for Oboe, Viola, Guitar, Double Bass, and Percussion (1965); Andamenti for Viola (1967); Collage for Oboe (1968); The Hollow Man for Any Woodwind (1968); Concertazioni a quattro for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1969); Collage for Bassoon (1969); Sinaulodia for 4 Flutes (1969); Cantilena for Flute (1970); Musica per Piero for 2 Violas (1971); Auser for Oboe and Guitar (1973); Collage for Clarinet (1973); Concertazioni for Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Percussion (1973); Repitu for Flute, Viola, Guitar, and Percussion (1975); Per Olga for Flute (1976); 77k?Solitary for English Horn and Percussion (1976); Adles for Guitar (1977); Atma for 3 Groups of Solo Instruments (1978). VOCAL: Sentimento del sogno for Soprano and Orch. (1952); Immagine for Soprano and 17 Instruments (1959); Tres recuerdos del cielo for Soprano and 10 Instruments (1967; Vienna, Sept. 11, 1968).

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