Giordano, Umberto (opera) (Menotti Maria)
- Julian Budden
(b Foggia, Aug 28, 1867; d Milan, Nov 12, 1948). Italian composer. The son of a chemist who intended him for the career of a fencing master, he devoted himself to music against his parents’ will. In 1882 he was admitted to the Naples Conservatory, where his teachers included Paolo Serrao and Giuseppe Martucci....