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Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti

Tosti, Sir Francesco Paolo (fränchāsˈkō päˈōlō tôˈstē) [key], 1846–1916, Italian composer and teacher. Having been court singing teacher in Rome, he went in 1875 to London, where he became singing master (1880) to the royal family and professor (1894) at the Royal Academy of Music. Serenade and Goodbye are the best known of his many songs. He was knighted in 1908.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.


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