Pietro Mascagni 1863 - 1945


The music of Pietro Mascagni is represented for rental by Boosey & Hawkes in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. His primary publisher is Sonzogno. For further information please visit the Sonzogno website.

A master of Italian verismo * Adored all over the world for his much-performed opera Cavalleria rusticana * Enjoyed success as a young composer * Abandoned studies to travel with a wayfaring opera troupe * Won first prize in 1889 with Cavalleria rusticana at publisher Sonzogno's competition for one-act operas * Travelled to performances of his works to the USA in 1902 and later to South America * Pupil of Ponchielli, friend of Puccini and teacher of Zandonai

Works by Pietro Mascagni include:
Cavalleria rusticana (1889) opera, with Intermezzo Sinfonico for orchestra
L'Amico Fritz (1891) opera
Impressione lirica for orchestra