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Pietro Mascagni – Born on 7 December 1863

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. The Belfast Newsletter – Wednesday 21 July 1895 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000038/18950731/022/0006 Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Saturday 15 September 1900 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000206/19000915/114/0012

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