Pietro Mascagni

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Born: 7 December 1863, Livorno, Italy

Died: 2 August 1945, Rome, Italy


Overview

One of the big post-Verdian composers in Italy.  Best known for Cavalleria rusticana (“Cav”), often performed as a double bill with Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (“Pag”), but his other works are innovative and underperformed.


Works

  1. Cavalleria rusticana (1890)
  2. L’amico Fritz (1891)
  3. I Rantzau (1892)
  4. Guglielmo Ratcliff (1895)
  5. Silvano (1895)
  6. Zanetto (1896)
  7. Iris (1898)
  8. Le maschere (1901)
  9. Amica (1905)
  10. Isabeau (1911)
  11. Parisina (1913)
  12. Lodoletta (1917)
  13. Il piccolo Marat (1921)
  14. Pinotta (1932)
  15. Nerone (1935)