Italian composer's score of "Funiculì, Funiculà" which became a huge popular hit.
Handwritten score by Luigi Denza who wrote "Spring Love Long" and "London 6/1/1902, L. Denza". 10.2 cm x 6 cm. 1902. Good condition.
Luigi Denza (1846 - 1922), was an Italian composer. He was Director of the London Academy of Music and President of the prestigious "Royal Academy of Music", both in London. Denza wrote hundreds of songs, sung by the greatest opera singers like Luciano Pavarotti or Enrico Caruso. The most famous was "Funiculì, Funiculà" which became a huge popular hit and was mistakenly used by Richard Strauss.
Why is this document rare?
Luigi Denza was a renowned Italian composer and this little score is unusual.