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Menotti, Gian Carlo locked

  • Bruce Archibald
  •  and Jennifer Barnes

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(b Cadegliano, July 7, 1911; d Monte Carlo, Feb 1, 2007). American composer of Italian birth.

The sixth of ten children, he was born in a country town on Lake Lugano. His father was a prosperous businessman and his mother a talented amateur musician. He had already written two operas when he entered the Milan Conservatory at the age of 13. In ...

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