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D’Arienzo, Nicola (1842 - 1915), composer, writer on music, teacher

Andrea Lanza

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Naples, 24 Dec 1842; d Naples, 25 April 1915). Italian composer, writer on music and teacher. Because of paternal opposition he first studied music secretly, but when his father later relented he made rapid progress, aided by Mercadante. His first opera, Monzù Gnazio, a comic opera in Neapolitan dialect, was performed at the Teatro Nuovo in 1860. During the next 20 years he wrote eight more,

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