- Carolyn Gianturco
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(b Piacenza, Sept 14, 1926). Italian musicologist and librarian. He took the classics degree at the Catholic University, Milan (1948), a diploma in piano at the Piacenza Conservatory (1949), a diploma at the Scuola di Paleografia Musicale, University of Parma (1953), and a diploma in choral music at the Parma Conservatory (1954). He studied the piano with Gino Tagliapietra and Enzo Calace, and composition with Giulio Cesare Paribeni. He then taught music history at Parma Conservatory (1954–9) before becoming professor of music history and librarian at the Piacenza Conservatory (vice-director from 1975) as well as music critic for the Piacenza daily newspaper Libertà. His main area of research has been the music of Piacenza, especially its early sacred music; in 1987 he founded the collected edition Monumenti Musicali Piacentini e Farnesiani. He has also studied the instrumental and vocal music of Brahms and the sacred music of Francesco Cavalli, and has translated into Italian and added pertinent information to volumes ii, iv and v of the ...