Buongiorno, Crescenzo


Contemporary Italian composer, whose work is representative of the later Italian school. He was born at Bonito, near Naples, and studied at the Naples Conservatory. After graduation he became a member of an operetta company and wrote for this company a number of works, some of which have enjoyed much popularity. After changing his residence to Dresden, Buongiorno devoted his time to more ambitious work, in this period producing among other compositions the lyric opera Das Madchenherz. Elson, in his Modern Composers of Europe, speaks appreciatively of the tender sentiment of Das Madchenherz, and likewise appreciatively of the "decided emotional beauty of the musical setting."