Adriano Lualdi (March 22, 1885 - January 8, 1971) Italian composer and conductor.
He was musically precocious and was sent to Rome where he studied composition with Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari at the Santa Cecilia conservatory. As a young musician, he conducted at La Fenice in Venice, the San Carlo Theater in Naples, as well as heading the conservatories in Florence and Naples. He was a frequent contributor to musical journals and debates and collaborated with Mascagni and Toscanini, who directed Lualdi’s composition Il diavolo nel campanile, based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Devil in the Belfry."
Lualdi organized the “900 musicale italiano” in 1927 in Milan, dedicated to music of the 20th century in Italy, as well as the first International Festival of Music in Venice in 1930, an adjunct of the Venice Biennale. In 1929 he was elected to the Italian parliament. He then directed the Naples conservatory for eight years and, later, the Cherubini conservatory in Florence.
- La leggenda del vecchio marinaio (1910)
- La figlia del re (1922)
- Le nozze di Haura (1922)
- Il diavolo nel campanile (1925)
- l’Albatro (1932)
- La rosa di Saaron, for soprano, tenor, and orchestra
- Orchestra suites, “Adriatica” (1932), “Africa” (1936)
- String Quartet in E major
- Sonata for Violin and Piano
- Musical Travels in Italy (1927)
- Musical Travels in Europe (1928)
- Musical Travels in the USSR (1941)
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