Ghedini, Giorgio Federico (opera)
- John C.G. Waterhouse
(b Cuneo, July 11, 1892; d Nervi, nr Genoa, March 25, 1965). Italian composer . He had piano and organ lessons as a child and in 1905 moved to Turin, where he spent three years as a student of the cello, harmony and counterpoint at the Liceo Musicale. He studied composition privately under Giovanni Cravero and briefly under M. E. Bossi at the Liceo Musicale, Bologna, where he received his diploma in 1911. After a period (1909–20) in which he tried to launch himself as a conductor (acting, among other things, as assistant conductor at the Teatro Regio, Turin) he turned to teaching, first in Turin (where he was in touch with such leaders of the city’s musical life as Alfano, Della Corte, Romualdo Giani and G. M. Gatti) and subsequently at the conservatories of Parma (1938–41) and Milan (1941–51, director 1951–62). He was also active as an adviser to the Teatro alla Scala....