Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

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... read moreMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968) is regarded as a great 20th century composer for the guitar, inspired by his friendship with Andrés Segovia, but his career was built on a much broader platform. Born in Florence and educated in Bologna, he was affiliated with the Società Italiana di Musica...

Key songs

Tarantella
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
4:10
Melancolia
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
3:21
Platero
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
2:28
La Primavera
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
2:14
Capriccio Diabolico ''Omaggio A Paganini'', Op.85
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
9:12

Biography

Active: 1910s-1960s
Country Of origin: Italy

A precocious teen, Castelnuevo studied at the Florence Conservatory, earning diplomas in piano and composition. An association with Casella helped him to early fame, enabling him to live in Florence as a freelance composer and pianist. A Jew, Castelnuevo was forced to flee to the USA in 1939 where he took American citizenship and pursued a career in film composition. He was a very prolific composer, creating works of a wide range of quality. His early songs and piano pieces were his finest work, most notably his settings of 33 Shakespeare Songs. He also wrote operas, concertos and a large number of works for guitar. ~ Lynn Vought~ Rovi

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