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Bolognini, Ennio, 1893-1979



  • Existence: 1893 - 1979

biographical statement

Internet Cello Society website, viewed May 24, 2011 (Ennio Bolognini; b. 1893 in Buenos Aires; Bolognini studied with his father and Jose Garcia; won first prize in a Spanish/American cello contest, aged 15; given a fine cello made by Luigi Rovatti; performed "The Swan" with Saint-Saens and the Richard Strauss cello sonata wih Strauss; immigrated to the United States, 1923; excellent guitarist, champion boxer, licensed airplane pilot, professional stunt flyer; co-founded the American Civil Air Patrol, and trained cadets to fly B-29 bombers in World War II; principal cellist of the Chicago Symphony; moved to Las Vegas in 1951; founded the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra; Casals praised Bolognini as the greatest cello talent; Feuermann said that Bolognini was a better cellist than Casals, Piatigorsky or himself; d. in 1979)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ennio Bolognini papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7856
Scope and Contents

Collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, letters, personal papers, membership cards, sketches, ephemera, fliers, programs, scores, photographs, and other materials relating to Ennio Bolognini's musical career, 1847-1979.

Dates: 1847-1979

Ennio Bolognini photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 507
Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs of Bolognini, together with family and friends. Also includes negatives--some nitrate and some acetate--to correspond to some of the photographs. Most of the photographs are Kodacolor prints and gelatin silver prints. Dated approximately 1900-1979.

Dates: approximately 1900-1979

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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Color photographs 1
Gelatin silver prints 1
Images 1