Gioacchino Angelo was born on August 9, 1899 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He studied violin with Franco Tufari at the Viuncenzo Bellini Conservatory, the center of Palermo’s musical life and a florid nursery of musicians. Tufari was a renowned professional who contributed to the development of chamber music with Trio Siciliano and others.
Angelo became a composer of mainly classical music, from the 1940s to the 1960s he also composed for films. His main body of work consists of several operas, ballets, symphonies and a Mass. He also conducted symphonic concerts and recorded for classical labels.
Angelo scored three Euro-western scores in the mid-1960s which were heavily influenced by American Westerns. “The Return of Clay Stone”, “Three Dollars of Lead” (both 1964) and “Colorado Charlie” (1965)
Angelo died on October 14, 1971 in Ostia Lido, Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Today we remember Gioacchino Angelo on what would have been his 115th birthday.