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Pippo Barzizza

Italian composer and conductor

Died when: 91 years 322 days (1102 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Pippo Barzizza

Giuseppe "Pippo" Barzizza (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈpippo barˈdziddza]; 15 May 1902 – 4 April 1994) was an Italian composer, arranger, conductor and music director.

Giuseppe Barzizza, called Pippo, was born in Genova on 15 May 1902, and died in Sanremo on 4 April 1994.He became famous in the 1930s and '40s, at the beginning with Blue Star Orchestra and then with Orchestra Cetra.

He composed songs and film soundtracks.His treatise, "Barzizza's method" was printed in 1952.His basics and exercises "are so clear that's it's enough to read this little book to overcome any doubts or hesitation!” Franco Franchi said, "Barzizza was among the first to be interested in jazz music and swing and he became for many years, together with his friend and rival , a great example for his fellows, both for his extraordinary compositions and his skills to find out new talents and songs, and for his attempt to give a modern mark to Italian music".


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