Remo Giazotto

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Remo Giazotto (September 4, 1910, Rome – August 26, 1998, Pisa) was an Italian musicologist, music critic, and composer, mostly known through his systematic catalogue of the works of Tomaso Albinoni. He wrote biographies of Albinoni and other composers, including Vivaldi, the composer of the Four Seasons.

Giazotto served as a music critic (from 1932) and editor (1945–1949) of the Rivista musicale italiana and was appointed co-editor of the Nuova rivista musicale italiana in 1967. He was a professor of the history of music at the University of Florence (1957–69) and in 1962 was nominated to the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia.

In 1949 Giazotto became the director of the chamber music programs for RAI (Radio Audizioni Italiane) and in 1966 its director of the international programs organized through the European Broadcasting Union. He was also the president of RAI's auditioning committee and editor of its series of biographies on composers.

Giazotto is famous for his publication of a work called Adagio in G minor, which he claimed to have transcribed from a manuscript fragment of an Albinoni sonata that he had received from the Saxon State Library. He stated that he had arranged the work but not composed it. He subsequently revised this story, claiming it as his own original composition. The fragment has never appeared in public; Giazotto stated that it contained only the bass line, and the work was copyrighted by Giazotto.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 The Criminal Trombone Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen 1
1987 Classics in the Air, Volume 3 Paul Mauriat 1
1992 Albinoni, Pachelbel Musica da Camera directed by Robert King 1
1993 Mad About Baroque Various Artists 2
1995 Shadows and Light - Ambient Music From Another Time Various Artists 1
1995 Baroque Masterpieces Various Artists 1
1997 Supersonic Trombone Christian Lindberg, Roland Pöntinen 1
2000 The Best of Baroque Various Artists 1
2001 Wedding Music Bertalan Hock, György Geiger, Budapest Strauss Ensemble, István Bogár 1
2002 The Ultimate Relaxation Album III Various Artists 1
2005 The Pachelbel Canon (The London Baroque Consort feat. conductor: Robert Haydon Clark) Various Artists 1
Cinema Classics 2 Various Artists 1
The Great Composers: 28 - A Baroque Festival Various Artists 1
Trumpet and Organ Maurice André, Jane Parker-Smith, Alfred Mitterhofer, Hedwig Bilgram 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 2
1983 The André Previn Music Festival London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
1984 A Little Night Music Various Artists 1
1986 Adagio / Canon & Gigue / Concerti grossi / "Alla rustica" / "L'Amoroso" Various Artists 1
1992 Baroque Collection Various Artists 1
1992 Italian Court Composers (Musici di San Marco & Camerata Academica feat. conductor: Hans Reinartz) Various Artists 1
1993 Best of Baroque Various Artists 1
1993 Classics Meet Hollywood Various Artists 1
1994 Konzert für Millionen Various Artists 1
1994 Weekend Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Hollywood Film Classics Various Artists 1
1995 Your Favourite Classics Various Artists 1
1996 Silence (1CD release, first of a series of 4) Various Artists 3
1997 Adagio Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni 1
1997 The Best of Baroque Various Artists 1
1999 Famous Classical Trumpet Concertos Håkan Hardenberger 1
2003 Made in England: The Best of Julian Lloyd Webber Julian Lloyd Webber 1
2005 Baroque - For Meditation Various Artists 1
2007 Klara Top 75: 2008 Various Artists 2
2007 Klara top75, part 4 Various Artists 1
2009 The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music London Philharmonic Orchestra 2
2010 The 100 Most Essential Pieces of Classical Music Various Artists 1
2010 The 99 Darkest Pieces of Classical Music Various Artists 1
2012 Cello 101 Various Artists 1
Best of the Millennium: Top 40 Classical Hits Various Artists 1
Classical 101 Various Artists 1
Classical Collection Various Artists 1
I Musici, Barockfestival I Musici 1
Music for the Millions (multi-volume classical music collection) Various Artists 1
Silence Various Artists 1
Stressbusters (Classical Music For A Stress-Less World) Various Artists 1
Trumpet & Organ Spectacular at Sorø Church Håkan Hardenberger, Simon Preston 1
Your Hundred Best Tunes, Part 2 (set of 4 CDs containing 48 pieces) Various Artists 1

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