Biography of Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)

Composer born in Liorna (Italy) on December 7, 1863 and died in 1945. He was a disciple of Pratesi and Soffredini and then entered the Conservatory of Milan, where he was student of Ponchielli and Saladin. In Cerignola was for some years Professor of piano and director of music. In 1889 he won the E. Sonzogno contest with his opera Cavalleria Rusticana. He was subsequently appointed director of the Musical Liceo Rossini in Pesaro, but abandoned these activities in 1902 to devote himself to composition. Its production encompasses a Symphony; religious and secular vocal music, a cantata, a Requiem, lieder; several operas (including Parisiana Amico Fritz and Lodoletta); the operetta if and Pinotta, as well as several articles.

Mascagni. Cavalleria Rusticana, "beato voi".