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Ernesto de Curtis

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Ernesto de Curtis


Ernesto de Curtis (4 October 1875, Naples, Italy - 31 December 1937, Naples) was an Italian composer.

Curtis was the great grandson of composer Saverio Mercadante and the brother of Giambattista de Curtis. He studied piano and received a diploma from the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella in Naples.

Between 1900 and 1930, he wrote over 100 songs, the most famous being Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento), which he wrote with his brother.

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