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Gianandrea Gavazzeni


Although he had not been a global conducting star, Gianandrea Gavazzeni was perhaps one of the most well known and dependable of opera conductors, considered among the great preservers from the authentic Verdi tradition at La Scala. He was also a composer, but renounced that profession. At age 11 he got into the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, learning piano there from 1921 to 1924. In 1925, he got into Milan Conservatory, staying there through 1931. His principal area of research was composition, generally under Ildebrando Pizzetti. He began his musical profession in the original entry-level work of répétiteur (i.e., person coach who means that singers are ready based on the conductor’s interpretation), being a pianist, so when a journalist in neuro-scientific music. When he previously a chance to carry out, he started to champ the music of his fellow composers Pizzetti, Luigi Dallapiccola, Gian-Francesco Mailipiero, and Goffredo Petrassi, the best modernists within the Italian picture at that time, having also backed them in his journalistic writings. Gavazzeni made up actively at the moment. His oratorio Canti per Sant’Alessandro (1934) and an opera, Paolo e Virginia (1935), had been performed and well received. He had written extra orchestral and vocal music. However in 1949, as his performing profession was removing, he not merely announced his pension like a composer, but additionally banned any more shows of his functions. In 1948 he 1st carried out at La Scala Opera in Milan, where he continuing to carry out regularly through 1977. He was the creative director of this home from 1965 to 1972. He also frequently carried out at Maggio Musicale of Florence. His Uk debut was at the 1957 Edinburgh Event, performing a visitor appearance of small La Scala touring business known as La Piccolo Scala. He made an appearance in the Glyndebourne Event Opera in 1965, leading Anna Bolena by Donizetti, with the Metropolitan Opera (his U.S. debut) in 1976. He carried out widely in European countries, including several looks in the Bol’shoi in Moscow, and in Canada as well as the U.S. He was most widely known for his interpretations of operas of Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, as well as the verismo college. He continuing his notable profession like a music journalist. His Music artists of European countries (Musicisti d’Europe, Milan, 1954) was a significant summing up of the instant post-War traditional music picture, and biographical/musical research of Bellini and Donizetti will also be well respected.

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Full Name Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Date Of Birth July 27, 1909
Died February 5, 1996, Bergamo, Italy
Profession Composer, Pianist, Music critic, Opera conductor
Education Milan Conservatory
Nationality Italian
Albums Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci (The National Philharmonic Orchestra feat. tenor: Luciano Pavarotti), Anna Bolena, Madama Butterfly, Mascagni : L'Amico Fritz, Il Trovatore (disc 1), Puccini: Madame Butterfly (Mono Version), Verdi: Rigoletto, Un ballo in maschera, Ponchielli: La Gioconda, Excerpts (Mono Version), Vittorio Gnecchi - Cassandra, Il Turco In Italia, Maria Callas: Il Turco In Italia - Gioacchino Rossini, Anita Cerquetti - A vocal Portrait, Il pirata, Giuseppe Verdi : Simon Boccanegra, Pagine scelte (I grandi classici della Lirica), Handel: Giulio Cesare, Boito: Nerone, L'Elisir D'Amore, I Cavalieri di Ekebù, Ildebrando Pizzetti - Dèbora e Jaéle, Cavalleria Rusticana / L'Amico Fritz, Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer - Gli Ugonotti, Anna Bolena (L'Orchestra et Coro del Teatro alla Scala feat. conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni), Donizetti: Anna Bolena Interpreted by Maria Callas (Live 1957 Recording), 15 Great Singers - Antonietta Stella, Giussepe Verdi, Il Trovatore. Música Clásica por: "La Scala" de Milán, Romantic Overtures - Vol. 5: Italian Opera Overtures, Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, Assassinio nella cattedrale (Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Milan feat. conductor: Giandrea Gavazzeni), Gaetano Donizetti : L'elisir d'amore, Pagine scelte (I grandi classici della Lirica), Simon Boccanegra, Pizzetti: Debora E Jaele, Cesare Valletti: Opera, Arias & Duets, History Records - Classical Edition 110 - Great Voices - Carlo Bergonzi & Franco Corelli (Original Recordings - Remastered), Leyla Gencer : Arias, Donizetti: L'élixir d'amour (Mono Version), Un ballo in maschera (Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala feat. conductor: Claudio Abbado), La classica, Vol. 1 (Vol.1), Mario del Monaco, Giuseppe di Stefano, Mario Lanza, Los Divos de la Opera, en Vivo, Puccini-Gala, Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, Bellini: Il Pirata, La Gioconda, Virginia Zeani – The Decca Recitals, Pietro Mascagni: Parisina (Live), Orchestral Highlights from the Opera, Franco Corelli: Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci, Los Divos De La Opera En Vivo - Renata Scotto

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1 Italian conductor, composer and writer.

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Fedora 1993 TV Movie conductor
Adriana Lecouvreur 1989 TV Movie conductor
I due Foscari 1988 TV Movie conductor
I lombardi alla prima crociata 1984 TV Movie conductor
Il trittico 1983 TV Series conductor - 3 episodes
L'elisir d'amore 1967 TV Movie conductor
House of Ricordi 1954 conductor: opera sequences - as Maestro Gianandrea Gavazzeni



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