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Pietro Mascagni
(1863 - 1945)

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1863 Born 7 December in Livorno, Italy, a baker's son
1881 By the age of 18 has already written a symphony, a mass and cantata
1882 Enters Milan Conservatory, where he shares lodgings with the young Puccini; both are taught by composer Amilcare Ponchielli
1884 Joins a travelling opera company as a conductor
1887 Marries and settles down as a music teacher in Puglia
1889 Wins first prize in a competition for one-act operas sponsored by music publisher Eduardo Sonzogno, with Cavalleria rusticana
1890 Cavalleria rusticana is staged in Rome with huge success
1891 Completes L'amico Fritz, his best-known opera after Cavalleria rusticana
1895 Appointed director of the Pesar Conservatory
1902 Concert tour of U.S.
1945 Dies 2 August, in Rome
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