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Bossi, Marco Enrico

Bossi, Marco Enrico (b Saló, Lake Garda, 1861; d at sea, 1925). It. organist, teacher, and composer, one of chief figures in revival of non-operatic It. mus. at end of 19th cent. Org. and choirmaster, Como Cath. 1881–91; prof. of org. and theory, Naples Cons., 1891–5. Dir. Liceo Benedetto Marcello, Venice, 1896–1902, dir. Liceo Musicale, Bologna, 1902–12, dir. Academy of St Cecilia, Rome, 1916–23. Wrote large body of works, incl. 3 operas; org. conc.; and chamber mus.; but best known are 3 choral works, Canticum Canticorum (Leipzig 1900), Il paradiso perduto (Augsburg 1903), and Giovanna d'Arco (Cologne 1914). His son Renzo (b Como, 1883; d Milan, 1965) was also organist, composer, and cond.

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