Ernesto De Curtis

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Ernesto De Curtis (4 October 1875 – 31 December 1937) was an Italian composer.[1]

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.


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"