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Pietro Mascagni

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)

Composer

Italian composer whose fame rests almost entirely on his opera Cavalleria Rusticana which enjoyed immense success, especially the Intermezzo. By supporting the Fascism of Mussolini he lost both friends and fortune.

Further Reading: Mascagni

 Recording of the Week, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci featuring Jonas Kaufmann

Katherine enjoys a double helping of the world's top tenor as Canio and Turiddu.

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