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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian opera composer. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, and developed a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini, whose works significantly influenced him.

In his early operas, Verdi demonstrated a sympathy with the Risorgimento movement which sought the unification of Italy. He also participated briefly as an elected politician. The chorus "Va, pensiero" from his early opera Nabucco (1842), and similar choruses in later operas, were much in the spirit of the unification movement, and the composer himself became esteemed as a representative of these ideals. An intensely private person, Verdi, however, did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements and as he became professionally successful was able to reduce his operatic workload and sought to establish himself as a landowner in his native region. He surprised the musical world by returning, after his success with the opera Aida (1871), with three late masterpieces: his Requiem (1874), and the operas Otello (1887) and Falstaff (1893).

His operas remain extremely popular, especially the three peaks of his 'middle period': Rigoletto, Il trovatore and La traviata, and the 2013 bicentenary of his birth was widely celebrated in broadcasts and performances.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1813 (Le Roncole), Died January 27th, 1901 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1892 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 1868 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 221 7-in. 11/1/1897 Miserere Henry Higgins ; Arthur Pryor Cornet and trombone duet composer  
Berliner 300 7-in. Apr. 1892 Attila : Allegro Artists vary Clarinet solo composer  
Berliner 311 7-in. 6/12/1892 Introduction Artists vary Clarinet solo composer  
Berliner 336 7-in. Before Sept. 1897 Rigoletto : Aria Joseph Norrito Clarinet solo composer  
Berliner 346 7-in. Dec. 1898 Miserere F. Jardella Clarinet solo composer  
Berliner 903[a] 7-in. 5/7/1896 Di quella pira Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 930 7-in. 6/18/1897 Miserere Artists vary Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 967 7-in. 1/21/1896 La donna è mobile Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 981 7-in. 4/15/1896 Deserto sulla terra Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 983 7-in. 4/15/1896 Questa o quella Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 984 7-in. 4/15/1896 Mal reggendo Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1104 7-in. 3/4/1896 Delle lefiero lampo Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1109 7-in. 8/12/1897 Il balen Alberto Del Campo Baritone vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1116 7-in. Before Oct. 1898 Eri tu Alberto Del Campo Baritone vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1740 7-in. 6/25/1897 Quando le sere al placido Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1921 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Dei miei bollenti spiriti Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 4276 7-in. June 1897-Oct. 1898 Miserere Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Berliner 0292 7-in. 6/27/1899 Attila : Trio Original Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio composer  
Berliner 0572 7-in. 10/7/1899 Miserere Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Berliner 0582 7-in. 10/13/1899 Miserere Frank Badollet ; Jean Moeremans Flute and saxophone duet composer  
Berliner 0881 7-in. 1/11/1900 Miserere Charles D'Almaine Violin solo composer  
Berliner 0899 7-in. 1/16/1900 Home to our mountains Florence Hayward ; Harry Macdonough Female-male vocal duet composer  
Berliner 01010 7-in. Feb. 1900 Il balen E. Francisco [i.e., Emilio de Gorgorza] Baritone vocal solo composer  
Berliner 01068 7-in. Mar. 1900 Aïda : Selection Royal Italian Band Band composer  
Berliner 01078 7-in. Mar. 1900 Un ballo in maschera : Selection Royal Italian Band Band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 1868 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Verdi, Giuseppe," accessed April 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102328.

Verdi, Giuseppe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102328.

"Verdi, Giuseppe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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