LIUZZI, FERNANDO (1884–1940), musicologist and composer. Born in Senigallia, Liuzzi studied composition and conducting in Italy and Germany. He taught composition at the major Italian conservatories and musicology at the universities of Florence, Perugia, and Rome. Liuzzi composed several stage works, some modernized versions of medieval and Renaissance musical dramas, violin works, and songs. His research was in the fields of aesthetics and the history of Italian music, and his major work is La lauda e i primordi della melodia italiana ("The Lauda and the Origins of the Italian Melodic Style," 1935).

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