Mario Pilati Italie Mario Pilati (June 2, 1903 – December 10, 1938) was an Italian composer.
Pilati was born in Naples, and his natural musical talent showed itself when he was very young. He entered the Conservatoiro di Musica San Pietro a Majella at the age of fifteen, studying under Antonio Savasta. In 1925, on the advice of Ildebrando Pizzetti, he went to Milan, where he worked as a teacher, music critic and an arranger of vocal scores for Casa Ricordi until 1930, when he moved back to Naples to take up a professorship at the conservatory where he had been a student. In 1933 he accepted a post at the conservatory in Palermo, returning to Naples in 1938, where he became ill and died just before the outbreak of World War II. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)