Eduardo di Capua
Eduardo Di Capua (May 12, 1865 – October 3, 1917) was a Neapolitan composer, singer and songwriter.
He was born in Naples in 1865.
He is best known for the song "'O Sole mio". In 1897, di Capua bought a collection of 23 melodies from an obscure composer, Alfredo Mazzucchi. Di Capua developed the piece, and then invited the poet Giovanni Capurro to write lyrics for it. The resulting song has been recorded by many singers, both classical and popular, in both the original Neapolitan and the English adaptation.
He also wrote "Marie, Ah Marie" ("O Marie" in English), another Neapolitan song.
Eduardo Di Capua died in 1917 in Naples.
- Free scores by Eduardo di Capua in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
- Eduardo di Capua discography at Discogs
- Portrait of di Capua (in German)
- Free scores by Eduardo di Capua at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
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