Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Vol. 5: by Nicolas Slonimsky, Laura Diane Kuhn

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Of Vienna, 1967; with thematic catalogue); E. Sutton, The Solo Vocal Works ofN. , Univ. —NS/LK/DM Porrino, Ennio, Italian composer and teacher; b. Cagliari, Sardinia, Jan. 20,1910; d. Rome, Sept. 25,1959. He studied at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Mule, and later took a course with Respighi (1932-35). He subsequently taught in Rome, Venice, and Naples, and from 1956 he was director of the Cagliari Cons. WORKS: D R A M A T I C : O p e t a : Gli omzi (Milan, 1941); L'organo di bambu (Venice, 1955); I shardana (Naples, 1959).

He later recorded Instinct with Steve Jones. By 1990 Pop had moved to Virgin Records, where he recorded the best-selling album of his career, Brick by Brick. Produced by Don (Was) Fagenson, the album featured Slash and Duff McKagan from Guns N' Roses, included John Hiatt's "Something Wild," and yielded Pop's only (major) hit, "Candy," sung with Kate Pierson of the B-52's. He performed as one of the headline acts for 1990's Gathering of the Tribes festival (a precursor of the Lollapalooza tours) and toured again in 1993 in support of American Caesar.

12,1966. He was brought up in an intellectual atmosphere; his father and his grandfather were profs, at Yale Univ. He studied with David Stanley Smith and Horatio Parker at the Yale Univ. , 1921); submitted a violin concerto for the American Prix de Rome and received an honorable mention; also won the Steinert and Osborne prizes. After graduation he went to Paris, where he took courses with Capet (violin) and d'Indy (composition). Returning to America in 1922, he earned a living as a violinist in theater orchs.

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