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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 Ruggero 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 413,627 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Pietro Mascagni is the 90th most popular composer (up from 95th in 2019), the 390th most popular biography from Italy (up from 402nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Italian Composer.

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

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Among composers, Pietro Mascagni ranks 90 out of 1,216Before him are Leoš Janáček, Alban Berg, Olivier Messiaen, François Couperin, John Cage, and Leonard Bernstein. After him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Luigi Cherubini, Léo Delibes, Carlo Gesualdo, Jacopo Peri, and Arvo Pärt.

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Among people born in 1863, Pietro Mascagni ranks 9Before him are Pierre de Coubertin, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Paul Signac, Konstantin Stanislavski, Swami Vivekananda, and Arthur Henderson. After him are David Lloyd George, Henry van de Velde, Gabriele D'Annunzio, George Herbert Mead, Constantine P. Cavafy, and Carlos I of Portugal. Among people deceased in 1945, Pietro Mascagni ranks 22Before him are Wilhelm Canaris, Paul Valéry, Heinrich Müller, Ernst Cassirer, Irma Grese, and Johan Huizinga. After him are Clara Petacci, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, David Lloyd George, George S. Patton, Vidkun Quisling, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pietro Mascagni ranks 390 out of 4,668Before him are Vittorio De Sica (1901), Charles I of Hungary (1288), Cesare Beccaria (1738), Pope John I (470), Pope Zachary (679), and Pope Stephen IV (770). After him are Pope Adrian V (1205), Pope Callixtus I (180), Pope Leo IV (790), Poppaea Sabina (30), Pope Martin I (590), and Pope Nicholas IV (1227).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Pietro Mascagni ranks 18Before him are Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), and Luigi Boccherini (1743). After him are Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Jacopo Peri (1561), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Muzio Clementi (1752), and Giulio Caccini (1551).