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Roncaglia, Gino

Ferruccio Tammaro

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Modena, May 7, 1883; d Modena, Nov 27, 1968). Italian musicologist and composer. He studied the piano with his father, the musician and writer Alessandro Roncaglia, the violin with Giuseppe Ferrari and Zelmira Barbi, and composition with Leone Sinigaglia. He graduated in natural sciences at Modena (1907). In 1926 he became a member of the Deputazione di Storia Patria, and in 1932 of the Regia Accademia di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti at Modena, of which he was also president (1950–52). In 1919 he helped to found the Società Amici della Musica at Modena. His writings deal almost exclusively with Italian music, particularly operatic music and music from Modena; in addition to studies of Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Stradella he wrote several popular guides. His compositions include orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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