Pizzetti, Ildebrando. (1880-1968)

Cagliostro. Dramma in Quattro Quadri Collegati. - SIGNED

Milan: Archetripografia di Milano. [1953]. The printed libretto of Pizzetti's opera "Cagliostro" with a signed autograph dedication to his friend Paolo Gabbrielli, Rome 1953, on front wrapper. Wrapper heavily foxed, else fine.

Cagliostro was first performed on Italian radio in 1952 and at La Scala on 24 January 1953.

The important Italian composer was part of the "Generation of 1880" along with Respighi and Malipiero, and was a prolific composer of much orchestral and incidental music as well as over a dozen dramatic operas. He succeeded Respighi at the Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome in 1936 and his students included Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Donatoni. Closely associated with the poet/playwright Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pizzetti wrote incidental music to his plays and later an opera based on D'Annunzio's "La Figlia Di Jorio." (7182)

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