(b Larino, Campobasso, 22 March 1885; d Milan, 8 Jan. 1971). Italian composer. He studied in Rome and Venice, and in his early career divided his time between composition, conducting, and writing music criticism. His operas, representative of one strand of Italian modernism, were much feted in the 1930s, during which time he served as a member of the Fascist parliament; they have since fallen into neglect. He also served in several important administrative posts, both before and after the Fascist period.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.