Frontini, Francesco Paolo

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Frontini, Francesco Paolo

Frontini, Francesco Paolo, Italian composer; b. Catania, Aug. 6, 1860; d. there, July 26, 1939. He was a pupil of his father, Martino Frontini, who was also an opera composer, and of Lauro Rossi at Naples. He was director of the Catania Cons, until 1923. Ricordi publ. his collection of Sicilian songs, Eco di Sicilia (1883), and of Sicilian dances, Antiche danze di Sicilia (3 vols., 1936).

Works

DRAMATIC O p e r a : Nella (Catania, March 30, 1881); Malta (Bologna, May 30, 1893); II Falconiere (Catania, Sept. 15, 1899). VOCAL: Sansone e Dalila, oratorio (Catania, Aug. 23, 1882); numerous choral pieces and songs.

Bibliography

G. Balbo, Note critico-biografiche su F.P.F. (Catania, 1905).

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