Franco Alfano


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(b Posilippo, Naples, 1875; d San Remo, 1954).

It. composer. Dir. of Bologna Cons. 1919–23, Turin 1924–39. Operas incl. Risurrezione (1902–3) and Sakùntala (1914–20; rewritten 1952). Completed Puccini's Turandot (1926) from composer's sketches, but his ending was severely cut by Toscanini and was not heard complete until 1982. Also wrote syms., str. qts., sonatas, etc.

Subjects: Music.

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