Pietro Mascagni – Born on 7 December 1863

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Pietro Mascagni, composer of the beautiful ‘Cavalleria rusticana’, was born in Livorno, Tuscany, on 7 December 1863.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mascagni’s birth, here are some Victorian newspaper reports that provide us with some fascinating snapshots of his life.

historical newspaper report on Pietro Mascagni

The Belfast Newsletter – Wednesday 21 July 1895

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historical newspaper report on Pietro Mascagni

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 15 September 1900

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historical newspaper report on Pietro Mascagni

Lancaster Gazette – Saturday 21 April 1894

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historical newspaper report on Pietro Mascagni

Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Thursday 09 September 1897

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historical newspaper report on Pietro Mascagni

The Graphic – Saturday 05 December 1891

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18911205/008/0009

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