Fausto Torrefranca

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Fausto Torrefranca (1880–1955) Italian musicologist and critic. He studied in Turin and in Germany and was the music librarian at the conservatories in Naples and in Milan. As well, he taught at the Catholic University of Milan and at the University of Florence. Among his best-known works and essays are:

  • Le origini delle musica (The Origins of Music) (1907)
  • Giacomo Puccini e l'opera internazionale (G.P and International Opera) (1912)
  • Le origini italiane del romanticismo musicale (The Italian Origins of Musical Romanticism) (1930)