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date: 25 August 2019

Fano, (Aronne) Guido Albertolocked

  • Fabio Fano
  • , revised by Roberta Costa

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(b Padua, May 18, 1875; d Tauriano di Spilimbergo, Friuli, Aug 14, 1961). Italian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. He studied in Padua with Vittorio Orefice and Cesare Pollini (piano), who sent him in 1894 to Martucci at the Bologna Liceo Musicale. There he took a composition diploma (1897) and a law degree at the university (1901). Subsequently he studied in Germany, meeting Busoni, who advised and encouraged him. In 1900 he was appointed piano professor at the Bologna Liceo, and he then directed the conservatories of Parma (1905–12), Naples (1912–16), and Palermo (1916–22), ending his career as a piano teacher at the Milan Conservatory (1922–38, 1945–7). He worked intensively in each of these cities as a pianist, conductor, writer, promoter, and instructor of young musicians. As a composer he followed the example of Martucci, both in his classical instrumental style and in his basically italianate melody, though he differed from his teacher in his great love for operatic music....

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