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Gastone Usigli Collection
992.38  
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Description
Gastone Usigli (1897-1952) was an Italian born composer, conductor and pianist who was active in the San Francisco musical scene from the 1930s to 1950s leading such orchestra's as the WPA orchestra and the SF Chamber Symphony. This collection contains photos and snapshots of Usigli and groups with which he was associated as well as recordings, clippings and original and photographed scores of Mr. Usigli's compositions.
Background
Gastone Usigli - conductor, composer, pianist - was born November 25, 1897, into a patrician Venetian family for which music was a very important activity and interest. From 1930 until his death on March 8, 1952, he was active in the musical scene in San Francisco and most of California. He was the leader of SF Chamber Symphony, WPA Federal orchestras in Oakland and Los Angeles, San Jose Symphony, Marin Symphony, Carmel Bach Festival and Orchestra and guest conductor of orchestras in the United States and Italy. His compositions were introduced and played both locally and nationally and he was highly regarded in all musical circles.
Extent
3 Boxes. 1.5 linear feet.
Restrictions
Reproduction of these materials can occur only if the copying falls within the provisions of the doctrine of fair use. Copyright varies by item.
Availability
Entire Collection is open for research.