(b Adria, 1907; d Rome, 1985). It. conductor and composer. Ass. to Gui at Florence Maggio Musicale 1928–36. Cond. It. Radio Orch. 1936–43, 1945–53, S. Cecilia Orch. 1953–73. Guest cond. European orchs. from 1948. Amer. début, Cleveland Orch. 1955. Noted for radio opera perfs. Author of books on mus. Wrote ballet and other works.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.