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Pietro Mascagni

Pietro Mascagni (7 December 1863 – 2 August 1945) was an Italian composer primarily known for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. While it was often held that Mascagni, like Ruggiero Leoncavallo, was a "one-opera man" who could never repeat his first success, L'amico Fritz and Iris have remained in the repertoire in Europe (especially Italy) since their premieres.

Mascagni wrote fifteen operas, an operetta, several orchestral and vocal works, and also songs and piano music. He enjoyed immense success during his lifetime, both as a composer and conductor of his own and other people's music. He created a variety of styles in his operas: a Sicilian passion and warmth of Cavalleria, the exotic flavor of Iris, the idylls of L'amico Fritz and Lodoletta, the Gallic chiaroscuro of Isabeau, the steely, Veristic power of Il piccolo Marat and the over-ripe post-romanticism of the lush Parisina.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 7th, 1863 (Livorno), Died August 2nd, 1945 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1895 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 352 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 123 7-in. 9/1/1898 Intermezzo Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 317 7-in. Before May 1895 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Artists vary Clarinet solo composer  
Berliner 902[a] 7-in. 5/7/1896 Siciliana Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 932 7-in. 11/17/1896 Vivo il vino Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1471 7-in. Before Sept. 1897 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Berliner 4805 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Artists vary Violin solo composer  
Berliner 0175 7-in. June 1899 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 0600 7-in. 10/3/1899 Siciliana Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 0782 7-in. 12/2/1899 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo George Schweinfest Piccolo solo composer  
Berliner 0974 7-in. 2/16/1900 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Charles D'Almaine Violin solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]184 7-in. 7/26/1900 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]237 7-in. 10/13/1900 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo George Schweinfest Flute solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]248 7-in. 10/18/1900 Intermezzo Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]353 7-in. 10/3/1900 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]372 7-in. 10/4/1900 Siciliana Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]594 7-in. 1/5/1901 Ave Maria Antonio Vargas Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1264 7-in. 2/18/1902 Siciliana Antonio Vargas Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1264 10-in. 2/18/1902 Siciliana Antonio Vargas Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1286 7-in. 2/26/1902 Brindisi Antonio Vargas Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1286 10-in. 2/26/1902 Brindisi Antonio Vargas Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1670 7-in. 10/9/1902 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Alexander Heindl Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1670 10-in. 10/9/1902 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Alexander Heindl Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1733 7-in. 11/10/1902 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1733 10-in. 11/10/1902 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3031 10-in. 1/16/1901 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Alexander Heindl Cello solo, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 352 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mascagni, Pietro," accessed March 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102383.

Mascagni, Pietro. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102383.

"Mascagni, Pietro." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102383

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