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date: 23 August 2019

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mariolocked

(03 April 1895–16 March 1968)
  • Ann T. Keene

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Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario (03 April 1895–16 March 1968), composer, was born in Florence, Italy, the son of Amedeo Castelnuovo-Tedesco, a prominent banker in Florence, and Noemi Senegaglia. His father was descended from Sephardic Jews who had emigrated from Spain to Italy in the fourteenth century. Young Mario developed a love of music from his mother, who became his first piano teacher, and as a preadolescent he enrolled as a piano major at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, where he was taught by a cousin, Eduardo del Valle de Paz. A precocious student, he also dabbled in composition, publishing his first work, ...

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