Brogi, Renato, Italian composer; b. Sesto Fiorentino, Feb. 25, 1873; d. San Domenico di Fiesole, Florence, Aug. 25, 1924. He studied music in Florence, then at the Milan Cons., winning the Steiner Prize in Vienna with his opera La prima notte (Florence, Nov. 25, 1898). He also composed the operas L’Oblio (Florence, Feb. 4, 1890) and Isabella Orsini (Florence, April 24, 1920) and the operettas Bacco in Toscana and Follie Veneziane (both produced in Florence, 1923). Other works included a Violin Concerto, String Quartet, Piano Trio, and songs.
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