Giulio Cogni

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Giulio Cogni
Born (1908-01-10)January 10, 1908
Siena
Died November 15, 1983(1983-11-15) (aged 75)
Occupation writer, composer, critic
Nationality Italian
Period Italian Fascism

Giulio Cogni (January 10, 1908 – November 15, 1983) was an Italian writer. He also worked as a composer and music critic.

Life[edit]

Giulio Cogni taught psychology and musical esthetics at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini. He published articles in the journals Il Mattino, Il Messaggero, La Sicilia and Gazzetta del Sud.

Cogni was also an Italian racial theorist and member of the National Fascist Party of Italy.[1] Cogni wrote the work Il Razzismo (1936) and sent it to Duce Benito Mussolini to review, initially Mussolini was not impressed with the work, however Cogni's ideas later entered into the official Fascist racial policy several years later.[2]

In 1941 Giulio Cogni went to Weimar in Nazi Germany where he met collaborating European writers and joined the "Europäische Schriftstellervereinigung" (i.e. European Writers' League) which was founded by Joseph Goebbels.[3]

Œuvres[edit]

  • Saggio sull’Amore come nuovo principio d’immortalità, Bocca, Torino (1933)
  • Lo Spirito Assoluto, La Nuova Italia, Firenze (1937)
  • I valori della stirpe italiana, Bocca, Torino (1937)
  • Il Segreto del Genio, Vallecchi, Firenze (1941)
  • Le forze segrete della musica, Ticci, Siena (1942)
  • Agape Sacre, Ausonia, Siena (1948)
  • Agape Eterna, Maia, Siena (1952)
  • Che cosa è la musica, Curci, Milano (1956)
  • Marco Polo (1959), (ballet)
  • Una notte nel bosco (1960), (ballet]
  • Wagner e Beethoven, Sansoni, Firenze (1960)
  • Livret d'opéra Tre sogni per Marina par Alberto Soresina
  • Io sono te, Meschina, Milano (1970)
  • Fra il suo teatro rappresentato: Empedocle (1951)
  • I miracoli di Santa Caterina (1952)
  • Il fantasma dell’Orto Botanico (1961)
  • Bhagavadgita, il canto del beato (1980)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aaron Gillette. Racial Theories in Fascist Italy. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: Routledge, 2002. P. 60.
  2. ^ Aaron Gillette. Racial Theories in Fascist Italy. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: Routledge, 2002. P. 60.
  3. ^ "Dichte, Dichter, tage nicht!" - Die Europäische Schriftsteller-Vereinigung in Weimar 1941-1948 by Frank-Rutger Hausmann, 2004, ISBN 3-465-03295-0