Contributor(s): Composer: Francesco Paolo Tosti (Vocal Collection). Italian composer Franceso Paolo Tosti (1846-1916) wrote more than 350 songs, among which were favorites of famous singers, from Caruso and Tetrazzini in his day to Pavarotti and Carreras in ours. With a direct and simple grace and sensual Italianate vocal lines, his works were in some ways an art music reply to the Neapolitan folk tradition. Featuring 30 Tosti songs available for the first time in two keys, these editions present excellent material for teaching the basics of classical singing as well as for the recital stage. They also include translations for study, a biography of the composer, and a select discography.