the Leide-Tedesco Collection website.
This site was established to memorialize the art, music and talent
Maestro Tranquillo Manoah Leide-Tedesco and share a small part of his
life and his Collection
with others who might appreciate its intrinsic, artistic and historical
was a violinist, pianist, composer, conductor,
artist, lecturer, critic, intellectual and patron of the arts. He spoke
five languages and traveled the world in his studies as an
artist/composer and as a lecturer/teacher of cultural art appreciation.
He was born in Sinigaglia, Italy in 1894, came to the US for the first
time in 1912, became a
US citizen in 1932 and, in 1982, died in the California home of his
beloved niece Bella.
was known by his many
talents and by his many names. Letters from friends, family and
collegues refer to him at various times in his life as: Manoah, Leide,
Tran, Tranquillo, Ted, Teddy, Maestro, and of course Zio.