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Inventory of the Gastone Usigli memorabilia and musical compositions, 1932-1956
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Compositions of Gastone Usigli performed in California

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gastone Usigli Memorabilia and Musical Compositions,
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1956
    Collection number: ARCHIVES USIGLI 1
    Creator: Usigli, Gastone, 1897-1956
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Mrs. Elizabeth (Philip) Harsh, formerly Mrs. Gastone Usigli, San Francisco.
    Date of gift:
    March 18, 1987.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gastone Usigli memorabilia and musical compositions, ARCHIVES USIGLI 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Compositions of Gastone Usigli performed in California

    1930. Symphonic Scherzo Don Quixote.

    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Hertz, conductor. Curran Theatre, San Francisco, January 24 and 26, 1930. Gastone Usigli, guest conductor. Other performances: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, July 6 and 8, 1930, Bernardino Molinari, conductor. Awarded the Ricordi Prize in Composition, 1924.
    1931. Tone Poem Song of a River in a Night of War (Canto del fiume in una notte de guerra).

    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Issay Dobrowen, conductor. Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, December 11 and 13, 1931. Gastone Usigli, guest conductor. Sketches, 1917; finished, 1920; re-orchestrated 1921. Other performances: III Festival Internazionale di Musica, La Fenice opera house, Venice, September 8, 1934. Gastone Usigli, conductor.
    1934. Tone Poem Flight.

    San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Gastone Usigli, conductor. Veterans' Auditorium, San Francisco, March 27, 1934.
    1934. Prelude for String Orchestra.

    String Orchestra of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Gastone Usigli, conductor. Gold Ballroom of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, May 20, 1934. "Written expressly for his students at the San Francisco Conservatory of music."
    1935. String Serenade.

    State Emergency Relief Administration of California [S.E.R.A.] Chamber Orchestra of San Francisco, Kajetan Attl, conductor. Veteran's Auditorium, San Francisco, April 4, 1935. Gastone Usigli, guest conductor.
    1936. Tone Poem Humanitas.

    W.P.A. Federal Symphony Orchestra of Oakland, Gastone Usigli, conductor. Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, October 11, 1936. Other performances: San Francisco, December 14, 1936; Los Angeles, March 3 and April 22, 1937; Santa Barbara, August 1, 1937; Greenbrae (Marin County), February 14, 1954.
    1942. Symphonic Poem Prometheus Unbound.

    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux, conductor. Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, January 13, 1942. Gastone Usigli conductor.
    1950. Passacaglia and Fugue.

    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux, conductor. Opera House, San Francisco, February 2, 3, and 4, 1950. Gastone Usigli, guest conductor.
    1956. Rondeau Serenade.

    Symphony Guild Orchestra of Marin, Gastone Usigli, conductor. Angelico Hall, Dominican College, San Rafael, February 29, 1956 (premiere, eight days before his death on March 8, 1956).