Domenico Alaleona


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(b Montegiorgio, Ascoli Piceno, 16 Nov. 1881; d Montegiorgio, 28 Dec. 1928). Italian composer, conductor, musicologist, and teacher. As a historian and a choral conductor, he led the revival of interest in early Italian choral music. His research into equal divisions of the octave led to the construction of a ‘pentaphonic harmonium’, which he used in his only opera, Mirra (Rome, 1920). He also wrote a Requiem for chorus, and many songs.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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