Antonio Scontrino

Antonio Scontrino (17 May 1850, Trapani – 7 January 1922, Florence) was an Italian composer.

Scontrino studied at the Palermo Conservatory from 1861 and 1870 and later in Munich. He began performing as a double bassist in 1891. In 1898, he became a professor of composition at the Palermo Conservatory and also taught in Florence afterwards. (Indeed, there are references to him as a teacher of counterpoint at the Florence Conservatory somewhat earlier, in 1897.)[1]

He composed five operas (from 1879 to 1896),[2] several large orchestral works (including symphonies), one concerto each for double bass, bassoon, and piano, four string quartets and a prelude and fugue for quartet, incidental music, pieces for piano, choral music, and lieder.

Scontrino's String Quartets are: E minor (Prelude and Fugue) 1895?; G minor in 4 movements, 1900; C major 4 movements, 1903; A minor 4 movements, 1905?; F major 4 movements, 1918? [3]

The Conservatorio di Musica "Antonio Scontrino" in Trapani is named in his memory.

Selected worksEdit

  • Grande polonese
  • Marcia trionfale
  • Sinfonia marinesca[4]
  • Sinfonia romantica
  • Preludio religioso
  • Marion De Lorme
  • Idillio di Sigfrido
  • Pierre Gringoire
  • La cortigiana


  1. ^ December 1, 1897 issue of the Musical Record and Review of Boston, published by the Oliver Ditson Company, page 26. Retrieved from Google Books on 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Scontrino, Antonio". (in German). Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  3. ^ IMSLP
  4. ^ IMSLP

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