Ernesto De Curtis
Born in Naples, the son of Giuseppe De Curtis and Elisabetta Minnon, he was a great-grandson of composer Saverio Mercadante and the brother of poet Giambattista De Curtis, with whom he wrote the song "Torna a Surriento". He studied piano and received a diploma from the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella in Naples.
He died at Naples in 1937.
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He wrote over a hundred songs, including:
- "Torna a Surriento" - 1902
- "Voce 'e notte" - 1904
- "Canta pe' me" - 1909
- "Non ti scordar di me" - 1912
- "Sona chitarra" - 1913
- "Tu ca nun chiagne" - 1915
- "Duorme Carmé'"
- "Ti voglio tanto bene"
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