Cavalleria rusticana

Pietro Mascagni

Cavalleria rusticana

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Along with Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (1892), Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) is the primary example of Italian verismo (literally, "truthism" or "realism"). Cavalleria rusticana was both the best and worst thing that happened to Mascagni, for its success -- never to be repeated -- weighed upon the composer all h... read more

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