Francesco Marconi

Francesco Marconi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francesco Marconi (14 May 1853 [or 1855] - 5 February 1916) was an operatic tenor from Rome who enjoyed an important international career. In 1924, a reputable biographical dictionary of musicians called him 'one of the most renowned and esteemed singers of the last 50 years'. Along with his great contemporary Francesco Tamagno (1850-1905), he is the earliest Italian tenor to have left a representative legacy of acoustic recordings. Born of humble origins in Rome, "Cecco" Marconi worked as a carpenter during his youth. The promising quality of his voice came to the attention of a singing teacher, Ottavio Bartolini, who gave him his first lessons. Later, he studied with a much more prominent pedagogue, Venceslao Persichini, at the Rome Conservatory. Persichini also taught Marconi's coevals Antonio Magini-Coletti (1855-1912) and Mattia Battistini (1856-1928)-both of whom were baritones with outstanding voices and, like Marconi, international reputations.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136642409
  • 9786136642406