Ottorino Resphigi

Born July 9, 1879

Died April 18, 1936

Born in Italy

Ottorino Respighi is a Italian composer born in 1879. In 1913 he moved to Rome to teach at the Conservatorio de Santa Cecilia. His claim to fame came with the publication of The Fountains of Rome in 1917. He went on to write several Rome-inspired orchestral pieces, and a 3-part series called Brazilian Impressions after a trip to Brazil. He died in 1936.