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Michele Novaro

Michele Novaro (Italian pronunciation: [miˈkɛːle noˈvaːro]; 23 December 1818 – 20 October 1885) was an Italian composer.

Novaro was born on 23 December 1818 in Genoa, where he studied composition and singing. Novaro is mostly known as the composer of the music of the Italian national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani (lyrics by Goffredo Mameli), better known in Italy as Inno di Mameli (Mameli's Hymn).

Novaro was a convinced liberal and offered his compositional talents to the unification cause without deriving any personal benefits. He died poor on 20 October 1885, after a life riddled with financial and health difficulties. He was buried at the Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno in Genoa.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 23, 1818 (Genoa), Died October 21, 1885 (Genoa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17076 10-in. 1/27/1916 Hymne de Mameli Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20257 10-in. 7/27/1917 Il canto degli Italiani Metropolitan Opera Chorus Vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78132 10-in. 10/21/1918 Hymn of Mameli Italian Grenadiers Band ; Giuseppe Manente Band composer  
Gramophone 9480b 10-in. approximately Nov. 1906 Inno di Mameli Vocal chorus (unidentified; Gramophone Co., Milan, Italy) Vocal chorus composer  
Gramophone 19242e 10-in. 6/29/1915 Inno di Mameli Società Corale "La Patria" Chorus, with band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Novaro, Michele," accessed July 23, 2024,

Novaro, Michele. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from

"Novaro, Michele." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

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