Mascagni, Pietro (opera)
- Michele Girardi
(b Livorno, Dec 7, 1863; d Rome, Aug 2, 1945). Italian composer and conductor . His precocious musical talent was identified by Alfredo Soffredini, his first teacher, who encouraged him in a musical career against the wishes of Mascagni’s father, a baker. His first compositions, a four-part mass and the cantata ...