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Piero Bellugi (1924-2012)

Piero Bellugi, composer and conductor, passed away in June of this year at the age of 87. Visitor of the department in 1963-64, Bellugi found an immense satisfaction in passing on his lifetime experience as a conductor and musician to the younger generation of conductors by giving seminars and workshops in interpretation and conducting techniques in many countries. He was the conductor of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra 1955-59.