Vincenzo Ferroni

Born: 17th November 1858

Died: 10th January 1934

Birthplace: Tramutola, in the province of Potenza in Basilicata, Italy

Vincenzo Ferroni was an Italian composer and teacher of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Vincenzo Ferroni studied harmony with Savard and composition with Massenet at the Paris Conservatory, where he taught harmony between 1876 and 1883. In 1885, his piano piece Hymn of an Italian shepherd won the prize in the Figaro contest. When he returned to Italy, he replaced Ponchielli as professor of composition at the Milan Conservatory. In 1889 his opera Rudello Sonzogno won the competition tied with Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Labilia by Spinelli. The Ariosto overture won a prize in Brussels. His style can be considered as Romantic, but later influenced by Debussy and Ravel, so it also can be described as impressionistic.

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