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Pietro Mascagni

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Amica (4)
Ave Maria in F major (1)
Cavalleria rusticana (arr. for clarinet choir) (1)
Cavalleria rusticana (highlights) (4)
Cavalleria rusticana (highlights in German) (1)
Cavalleria rusticana (140)
Danza esotica (2)
Guglielmo Ratcliff (3)
Iris (10)
Isabeau (2)
L'amico Fritz (21)
L'apoteosi della cicogna (1)
La gavotta delle bambole (1)
La tua stella (1)
Le maschere (6)
Lodoletta (4)
Mein erster Walzer (1)
Padre nostro (1)
Pena d'amore (1)
Pinotta (1)
Rapsodia Satanica (1)
Rosa (1)
Sancta Maria (2)
Sera d'ottobre (1)
Serenade (2)
Silvano (1)
Stornelli marini (1)
The Eternal City: Suite (1)
Visione lirica (1)
Zanetto (1)

Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (December 7, 1863 – August 2, 1945) was an Italian composer most noted for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. Some critics held that Mascagni, like Leoncavallo, was a "one-opera man" who could never repeat his first success, but L'amico Fritz and Iris have remained in the repertoire in Europe since their premieres. Mascagni said that at one point, Iris was performed in Italy more often than Cavalleria.

Mascagni wrote fifteen operas, an operetta, several orchestral and vocal works, as well as songs and piano music. He enjoyed immense success during his lifetime, both as a composer and conductor of his own and other people's music.

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Recent Mascagni releases

Hauser: Classic II
Hauser: Classic II

£12.30

(Sony)

Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music
Vaughan Williams - Serenade to Music

£13.25

(Albion Records)

Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana
Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana

£15.15

(Prospero Classical)

The Art of Oskar Fried
The Art of Oskar Fried

£77.85

(Scribendum)

Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana
Mascagni - Cavalleria rusticana

£10.93

(Opera Discovery)

Verismo: Preludes & Intermezzi
Verismo: Preludes & Intermezzi

£9.95

(Onyx)

Mascagni - Pinotta
Mascagni - Pinotta

£10.93

(Opera Discovery)

Melody Moore: Remembering Tebaldi
Melody Moore: Remembering Tebaldi

£15.15

(Pentatone)

Tranquillo III
Tranquillo III

£12.30

(Naxos Sweden)