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Francesco Paolo Tosti

Francesco Paolo Tosti
Aliases
Paolo Tosti
Born
April 9, 1846
Died
December 2, 1916
Country
Italy
IPI
00030900035 12 works
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Italian, later British, composer and music teacher born in Ortona. In 1875 Tosti travelled to London and made several powerful friends who introduced him to the highest levels of English society. In 1880 he was made singing master to the Royal Family. His fame as a composer of songs grew rapidly while he was in England. There was an enormous demand for his compositions. By 1885 he was the most popular composer of songs in England. Tosti took British nationality and was knighted.

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