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Pietro Mascagni (December 7, 1863 – August 2, 1945) is one of the most important Italian opera composers of the turn of the twentieth century.

Mascagni's 1890 masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana, caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and singlehandedly ushered in the Verismo movement. Though it has been stated and restated ad nauseam that Mascagni, like Leoncavallo, was a "one-opera man" who could never repeat his first success, this is highly inaccurate: L'Amico Fritz and Iris have been popular… read more

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    Raging Bull <3
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    The godgather 3
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    How can you not be swept away by the beauty and serenity of such a magnificent piece of music? Sixtyschild
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    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Pietro Mascagni into the Class of 1983. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame.
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    mi fa piangere... s2
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    italias 2nd best composer, a good distance behind... no, you have to find out for yourself. and no again: another one.
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    O meu compositor preferido. *-*
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    Truly sick in the words of Martin Scorsese ...
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    So sad and beautiful...
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    the real art-music!

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