(b Roccasecca, 1919; d Cassino, 1992). It flautist. Son of tailor and began career in village band. Début Rome 1945. Prin. fl., It. Radio SO 1946–77. Renowned for playing avant-garde works. Also specialized in baroque mus. as well as playing pieces by Beatles and other pop musicians. Played on soundtrack of films. Lifelong Communist.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.