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Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer best known for his operas. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, receiving a musical education with the help of a local patron. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera scene after the era of Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, and Gaetano Donizetti, 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 did not seek to ingratiate himself with popular movements. As he became professionally successful, he 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. The bicentenary of his birth in 2013 was widely celebrated in broadcasts and performances.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 9, 1813 (Le Roncole), Died January 27, 1901 (Milan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1892 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 2276-2290 of 2290 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2262 12-in. 5/29/1942 Duo d'Othello & Iago José Beckmans ; François Ruhlmann ; Georges Thill Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2263 12-in. 6/2/1942 Monologue d'Othello: Dieu, tu pouvait m'infliger François Ruhlmann ; Georges Thill Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2337 12-in. 11/26/1942 Credo de Iago José Beckmann ; François Ruhlmann Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2338 12-in. 11/26/1942 Chanson du saule François Ruhlmann ; Jeanne Segala ; Madeleine Sibille Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CLX2339 12-in. 11/26/1942 Chanson du saule François Ruhlmann ; Jeanne Segala ; Madeleine Sibille Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5637 10-in. 3/5/1936 Ballade Henri Büsser ; Georges Thill Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5638 10-in. 3/5/1936 Comme la plume au vent Henri Büsser ; Georges Thill Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5667 10-in. 3/26/1936 Duo du 4ème acte; Loin de Paris Vina Bovy ; Henri Büsser ; Georges Thill Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5668 10-in. 3/26/1936 Duo du 4ème acte; Ah partons Vina Bovy ; Henri Büsser ; Georges Thill Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5709 10-in. 4/24/1936 Brindisi Vina Bovy ; Philippe Gaubert ; Georges Thill Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6744 10-in. 7/8/1938 Violetta Mario Melfi Orchestre Argentin ; Mario Melfi ; Jaime Plana Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLB279 10-in. June 1-13, 1931 Qu une belle Andre d'Arkor ; Maurice Bastin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLB280 10-in. June 1-13, 1931 Comme la plume au vent Andre d'Arkor ; Maurice Bastin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WRX16 12-in. between January 1933 and February 1934 In heiliger Stunde Walter Grossmann ; Charles Kullman ; Erich Orthmann ; Staatskapelle Berlin Vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WRX17 12-in. between January 1933 and February 1934 O wäre ich erkoren Charles Kullman ; Erich Orthmann ; Staatskapelle Berlin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 2276-2290 of 2290 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Verdi, Giuseppe," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102328.

Verdi, Giuseppe. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102328.

"Verdi, Giuseppe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102328

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