- Category : Entertain-Music-Conductor
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (15,46)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Distraction 1
Italian conductor, composer and artistic director of the Milano Scala, 1966-'68 as well as permanent guest conductor. Beginning as a composer influenced by Pizzeti, he wrote copiously for 20 years and conducted his first concert for national radio in 1933. From 1940 he conducted for the Italian opera, leading into many positions of director-conductor of famed performances until 1992.
Gavazzeni wrote compositions, orchestral music, piano and chamber music, as well as publications in various newspapers and guides to operas. He was the recipient of eight awards as well as an honorary degree in music from the University of Rome in 1990. He was a national member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and enjoyed reading for pleasure in his spare time.
He married Denia Mazzola 5/20/1932 and they had two kids. His memoirs, "Einaudi" were released in 1992. Luciano Pavarotti played Gavazzeni a great tribute when the maestro died in Bergamo on 2/03/1996.