Benedetto Ghiglia

Benedetto Ghiglia (27 December 1921 – 4 July 2012) was an Italian composer, conductor and pianist.

Benedetto Ghiglia
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Benedetto Ghiglia (2008)
Born27 December 1921 (1921-12-27)
Died4 July 2012 (2012-07-05) (aged 90)
Rome, Italy

Life and careerEdit

Born in Fiesole, Ghiglia graduated in composition and piano at the conservatory of Florence.[1] He then started an activity as a chamber musician, both as solo and in couple with cellist Pietro Grossi.[1]

Since the early 1950s Ghiglia focused his career on composing film scores, often working in the documentary genre.[1][2] In 1976 he formed the stage company "Teatro-Canzone" with his wife Adriana Martino.[1] He also composed incidental music for all the stage plays by Mario Missiroli.[1] Between 1980 and 1985 he was vice-president of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f Enzo Giannelli. "Benedetto Ghiglia". Gino Castaldo (edited by). Dizionario della canzone italiana. Curcio Editore, 1990.
  2. ^ Andrea Pirrello (14 July 2012). "Addio al compositore Benedetto Ghiglia lavorò con Pasolini e i Taviani". Paese Sera.

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