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Carolyn Gianturco

revised by Teresa M. Gialdroni

(b Verona, Oct 17, 1932). Italian musicologist. After schooling in Vicenza he attended Padua University where he took degrees in law (1955) and philosophy (1960). He began a career as a lawyer but his interest in music and his classical training eventually brought him to the study of medieval theory; he published the first of his extensive writings on the subject in 1962. In 1969 he took the libera docenza in the history of music theory and joined the staff of the University of Bologna, becoming full professor of medieval and Renaissance music in 1980. He became editor of Rivista italiana di musicologia in 1974. He was one of the founders of the Società Italiana di Musicologia, and served as its president, 1979–82. Gallo has transcribed and interpreted early treatises and problems connected with the theory of Italian music; these are not discussed in isolation but in connection with other traditions as well, for example, the French (‘Tra Giovanni di Garlandia e Filippo da Vitry’, ...