Severino Gazzelloni

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Severino Gazzelloni
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Background information
Birth name Severino Gazzelloni
Born (1919-01-05)January 5, 1919
Origin Roccasecca, Italy
Died November 21, 1992(1992-11-21) (aged 73)
Occupation(s) Player
Instruments Flute
Years active 1934–1992

Severino Gazzelloni (January 5, 1919 – November 21, 1992), was an Italian flute player.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Roccasecca and died in Cassino. Gazzelloni was the principal flautist with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin for 30 years and dedicatee of many works.[1] Composers including Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Bruno Maderna and Igor Stravinsky wrote pieces for him.[2]

Teacher

Gazzelloni was also a flute teacher. Some of his notable pupils include jazz player Eric Dolphy, classical flautist Abbie de Quant, flautist Ann Cherry, composer Norma Beecroft, and audio engineer Marina Bosi. Dolphy honored Gazzelloni by naming a composition for him which he included in his 1964 Out to Lunch! album.[3][4][5]

Live jazz performances

In summer 1976 he toured through Italy, performing with classical pianist Bruno Canino and a jazz combo that included Enrico Intra (piano), Giancarlo Barigozzi (tenor saxophone), Pino Presti (electric bass), Tullio De Piscopo (drums), and Sergio Farina (electric guitar).[6]

Filmography[edit]

  • 1980: "FF.SS." - Cioè: "...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?"

References[edit]

  1. ^ severino gazzelloni in “Enciclopedia Italiana” – Treccani. Treccani.it (1909-04-04). Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  2. ^ Severino Gazzelloni in Dizionario Biografico – Treccani. Treccani.it. Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  3. ^ Eric Dolphy: Gazzelloni – Jazz.com | Jazz Music – Jazz Artists – Jazz News. Jazz.com (1964-02-25). Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  4. ^ Abbie de Quant, flute. Notesonfranzschubert.com. Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  5. ^ Album Canadian Composers Portraits: Norma Beecroft Disk 2. Farolatino.com (1934-04-11). Retrieved on 2012-03-09.
  6. ^ Liceo Musicale Stradivari

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alessandra Vaccarone, Riflessi d'un flauto d'oro. Severino Gazzelloni e la letteratura flautistica contemporanea (1952-1980), Rome, Riverberi Sonori, 2002.