Paolo Tosti

Paolo Tosti

Paolo TostiSir Paolo Tosti (April 9, 1846 - December 2, 1916) was an Italian, later British, composer and music teacher.

Tosti's songs are characterized by natural, singable melodies and sweet sentimentality. He is also known for his editions of Italian folk songs entitled "Canti popoliari Abruzzesi". Tosti is remembered for his light, expressive songs. His style became very popular during the Belle Epoque and is often known as salon music. His most famous works are Serenata (lyrics: Cesareo), Goodbye (lyrics: George J. Whyte Mellville) which is sometimes performed in Italian as Addio (lyrics: Rizzelli), and the popular Neapolitan song, Marechiare, the lyrics of which are by the prominent Neapolitan dialect poet, Salvatore Di Giacomo.

As a composer, Tosti is exceptional. Since the beginning of the recording era, numerous recording artists specializing in classical Italian repertoire have recorded Tosti songs, yet Tosti never composed opera. Notable examples on recording include Alessandro Moreschi (the only castrato who ever recorded) singing "Ideale", Nellie Melba singing "Mattinata" and Jussi Bjorling singing "L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra".

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Total 100 sheet(s) found, listing between 0 - 20.
Song Added By Pages Instruments Sheet Type File
Ideale marzin (13)
198d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Other
Aprile marzin (13)
198d ago
8 Piano, Vocal Original
L'ultima canzone omonaco (14)
1546d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Original
Sogno mzliao (7)
1885d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Classical - Tosti - Melodies fatima_estelita (1)
2019d ago
4 Vocal Original
Avucchella marman.kelso1 (9)
2071d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Original
Malia yonkoff (3)
2085d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Original
Non T'amo Piu! yonkoff (3)
2085d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
Pour un baiser tenor70 (14)
2256d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Malia - Medium claudiobrunelli (15)
2270d ago
7 Piano, Vocal Original
Malia - High claudiobrunelli (15)
2270d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Original
Preghiera claudiobrunelli (15)
2270d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Original
Ideale claudiobrunelli (15)
2270d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Original
Segreto tenormpc (7)
2272d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Original
Marechiare dolonsorge (13)
2302d ago
7 Piano, Vocal Original
Rosa dolonsorge (13)
2302d ago
7 Piano, Vocal Original
Ideale nigelcheung (1)
2312d ago
5 Vocal Book
Amore orpheus (66)
2315d ago
6 Vocal Original
Ave Maria orpheus (66)
2315d ago
4 Vocal Original
A Vucchella icarus84 (10)
2334d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Book