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.)

He composed five operas (from 1879 to 1896), 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?

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

Birth and Death Data: Born May 17, 1850 (Trapani), Died January 7, 1922 (Florence)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 76038 12-in. approximately 1918 Quartet in A minor London String Quartet String quartet composer  
Columbia 76039 12-in. approximately 1918 Quartet in A minor London String Quartet String quartet composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scontrino, Antonio," accessed January 25, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357758.

Scontrino, Antonio. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357758.

"Scontrino, Antonio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 25 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357758

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