Guiseppe Mazzuca (1939-2017)
Most sadly we have to make known that our esteemed colleague and friend GIUSEPPE MAZZUCA died after a heart attack on January 14, 2017. Mazzuca, born 1939 in Cosenza (Italy), studied composition, electronic music, music history and aesthetics. He has written theatre and film music, and several works in collaboration with Nicola Samale. Mazzuca became known internationally through his collaborative work with Samale on the Finale of Bruckner's Ninth Symphony (the Ricostruzione of the Finale, 1983-85) as well as through a new completion of Mahler's Tenth Symphony, premiered in 2001 in Perugia by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Martin Sieghardt. Mazzuca taught for several years at the Music Schools of Perugia and Latina. He was also an author in the field of musicology, who had published essays on, among others, Bartok, Bruckner, Rossini, film music and late nineteenth-century works.