Alfredo Casella

Italian Born 25 Jul 1883 Died 05 Mar 1947

Alfredo Casella was an Italian composer, organizer, pianist and conductor.

He was the most influential figure in Italian music between the two world wars.

He became professor of piano at the Liceo of Santa Cecilia, Rome, 1915, and he began to introduce the music of Ravel, Strawinsky and others to the Italian public.

He founded the Società Italiana di Musica Moderna, and in the 1930s he became a leading light in the Venice Festival of Contemporary Music.

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