Virgilio Ranzato

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A performance of Il paese dei campanelli

Virgilio Ranzato (May 7, 1883 in Venice – April 20, 1937 in Como) was an Italian composer and violinist.[1]

Virgilio Ranzato began his career firstly as violin player on the Conservatory in Venezia and Milan. Later he studied musical composition as well. Than he worked mostly as chamber music player or conductor. From around 1910 he worked mostly as a composer, and besides others he wrote an opera Campane di guerra (1933, Milan), and several operettas. Ranzato served as concertmaster for the LaScala Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini. He made several recordings on the Pathe label.



  1. ^ Guido Ceriotti -Storia sociale e culturale d'Italia: Lo spettacolo 1987 - Page 276 "Molto numerosa è la produzione del più giovane Virgilio Ranzato (1883-1937), che, insieme al Paese dei campanelli, scrisse, ancora su testo di Lombardo, Cin-Ci-Là (1928), operetta di ambientazione esotica e soffusa d'ingenuo erotismo, ..."