Saturday 7th July 2007
the Mascagni Youth BandIn a way, this event summed up what Livorno is all about. The setting, for a start, was Piazza Cavallotti, by day the city’s brilliantly colourful and lively fruit and vegetable market and a focus of daily life for local people. And in 1863, in a building on the square, now replaced with an ugly modern construction that houses a bank, the famous Livornese composer, Pietro Mascagni, was born. Mascagni is known to everyone in Livorno, and his name is immortalised in the city’s handsome terrace overlooking the sea (Terrazza Mascagni) and in the music school, ‘La Mascagni’.