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Vito Levi Documentary Fund

Documentary material from the heirs of Vito Levi, composer, musicologist and lecturer at the University of Trieste (Trieste 1899 - 2002).

Chronological Extremes: 1946 - 1954

Archival Consistency.

1 envelope with typescripts and printed material.

The fonds came to the Archives of Writers and Regional Culture in 2015 following a donation from his daughter, Laura Levi Tomizza.

Scope and content

The fonds preserves texts drafted by Vito Levi for two cycles of radio speeches: the "Series of 30 lectures on the history of music delivered in dialog form on the Radio in 1946," with other radio texts drafted in 1945 attached, and the "Series of 30 conversations on musical topics delivered on the Trieste Radio from October 1953 to May 1954." Completing the collection are part of a monograph entitled "Carl Maria Weber and the Minor German Operators of the Romantic Age," and two issues of the weekly "Radiocorriere."

Vito Levi, a leading figure in the musical milieu not only in Trieste, left multiple records of his dedication to music during his long life.

The documentation preserved in the Writers' Archive refers in particular to Vito Levi's fruitful collaboration with Radio Trieste - later the regional headquarters of RAI - which broadcast from its microphones, in the immediate postwar period, popular programs intended for a wide audience.

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