Pietro Mascagni

1863 - 1945

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Pietro Mascagni (7 December 1863 – 2 August 1945) was an Italian composer primarily known 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. While it was often held that Mascagni, like Ruggiero Leoncavallo, was a "one-opera man" who could never repeat his first success, L'amico Fritz and Iris have remained in the repertoire in Europe (especially Italy) since their premieres.Mascagni wrote fifteen operas, an operetta, several orchestral and vocal works, and also songs and piano music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pietro Mascagni has received more than 314,845 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Pietro Mascagni is the 95th most popular composer (up from 96th in 2019), the 402nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 401st in 2019) and the 19th most popular Italian Composer.

Pietro Mascagni is most famous for his opera, Cavalleria Rusticana.

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Among composers, Pietro Mascagni ranks 95 out of 1,228Before him are Leoš Janáček, Olivier Messiaen, César Franck, Léo Delibes, Jacopo Peri, and Arvo Pärt. After him are Ruggero Leoncavallo, Mily Balakirev, Luigi Cherubini, Carlo Gesualdo, Guillaume Du Fay, and Giacomo Meyerbeer.

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Among people born in 1863, Pietro Mascagni ranks 8Before him are Pierre de Coubertin, Henry Ford, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Signac, and Arthur Henderson. After him are Henry van de Velde, George Herbert Mead, Constantine P. Cavafy, David Lloyd George, Swami Vivekananda, and Alexandre Yersin. Among people deceased in 1945, Pietro Mascagni ranks 23Before him are George S. Patton, Paul Valéry, Irma Grese, Ernst Cassirer, Johan Huizinga, and Clara Petacci. After him are Subhas Chandra Bose, Heinrich Müller, Pierre Laval, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, David Lloyd George, and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pietro Mascagni ranks 402 out of 4,088Before him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Pope Callixtus I (180), Vittorio De Sica (1901), Pope Symmachus (460), Bronzino (1503), and Pope Adrian V (1205). After him are Pope Eutychian (300), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Pope John XIX (975), Elena Ferrante (1943), Pope Sylvester III (1000), and Giuliano de' Medici (1453).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Pietro Mascagni ranks 19Before him are Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Boccherini (1743), and Jacopo Peri (1561). After him are Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Giulio Caccini (1551), Muzio Clementi (1752), and Giovanni Gabrieli (1557).