Van Westerhout, Niccolo



Born at Mola di Bari, Italy, of Dutch parents. He studied under Nicola d'Arienzo at the Royal Conservatory, Naples, where, in 1897, he was appointed a professor of harmony. His compositions include a four-act opera seria, Cimbelino; a three-act ouera seria, Fortunio, a oneact opera, Dona Flor; two symphonies, a violin concerto, several orchestral compositions, a violin sonata, many piano-pieces of unusual merit, and songs.