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Tosti, (Sir) (Francesco) Paolo

Tosti, (Sir) (Francesco) Paolo (b Ortano sul Mare, Abruzzi, 1846; d Rome, 1916). It.-born composer and singing-teacher. Became singing-teacher to future Queen of It. Visited Eng. 1875, appointed royal singing-master 1880. Took Eng. nationality 1906 and was knighted (KCVO) 1908. Wrote songs and duets to It., Fr., and Eng. texts. His Good-bye extremely popular.

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Tosti, Sir Francesco Paolo

Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti (fränchās´kō pä´ōlō tô´stē), 1846–1916, Italian composer and teacher. Having been court singing teacher in Rome, he went in 1875 to London, where he became singing master (1880) to the royal family and professor (1894) at the Royal Academy of Music. Serenade and Goodbye are the best known of his many songs. He was knighted in 1908.

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