Vannuccini, Luigi, noted Italian singing master; b. Fojano, Dec. 4,1828; d. Montecatini, Aug. 14,1911. He studied at the Florence Cons. He became an opera conductor (1848), then turned to the study of the piano, and appeared as a concert pianist with excellent success. He finally settled in Florence, devoted himself exclusively to vocal training, and acquired fame as a singing master. He publ. some songs and piano pieces.
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