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Ernesto De Curtis (October 4, 1875 - December 31, 1937) was an Italian composer.
Born in Naples, the son of Giuseppe De Curtis and Elisabetta Minnon, he was a great-grandson of composer Saverio Mercadante and the brother of poet Giambattista De Curtis, with whom he wrote the song "Torna a Surriento". He studied piano and received a diploma from the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella in Naples.
He died at Naples in 1937.
Between 1900 and 1930 he wrote over a hundred songs; besides "Torna a Surriento", his most famous include:
"Tu ca nun chiagne",
"Voce 'e notte",
"Non ti scordar di me",
"Ti voglio tanto bene",
"Canta pe' me" (1909),
ISNI: 0000 0001 0906 1940,