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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Draghi (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈdraːɡi]; 4 January 1710 – 16 or 17 March 1736), often referred to as Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Italian: [perɡoˈleːzi; -eːsi]), was an Italian Baroque composer, violinist, and organist, leading exponent of the Baroque; he is considered one of the greatest Italian musicians of the first half of the 18th century and one of the most important representatives of the Neapolitan school.

Despite his short life and few years of activity (he died of tuberculosis at the age of 26), he managed to create works of high artistic value and historical importance, among which we remember La serva padrona (The Maid Turned Mistress), of the highest importance for the development and diffusion of the opera buffa in Europe, L'Olimpiade, considered one of the masterpieces of the opera seria of the first half of the eighteenth century, and the Stabat Mater, among the most important works of sacred music of all time.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 4, 1710 (Iesi), Died March 16, 1736 (Pozzuoli)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-10407 12-in. 5/17/1911 Tre giorni Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-10557 10-in. 6/20/1911 Nina : Romanza Umberto Sorrentino Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12814 10-in. 1/20/1913 Nina Rosario Bourdon Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13577 10-in. 7/15/1913 Aria : Tre giorni Sascha Jacobsen Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-14815 12-in. 5/11/1914 Tre giorni son che Nina Luisa Tetrazzini Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-15776 12-in. 3/10/1915 Stizzoso, mio stizzoso Lucy Isabelle Marsh Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19518 10-in. 3/26/1917 Nina Hans Kindler Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-23143 10-in. 9/9/1919 Nina Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24765 10-in. 12/30/1920 Nina Hans Kindler Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40701 10-in. 10/19/1927 Nina Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43987 10-in. 5/16/1928 Nina Emerson Conzelman Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W150395 10-in. 5/12/1930 Tre giorni Felix Salmond Cello solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W151411 10-in. 3/10/1931 Arietta Jelly d' Arányi ; Arthur Bergh Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia CO16880 10-in. approximately 1935 Se tu m'ami Jessica Dragonette ; Renaissance Quintet Soprano vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer  
Brunswick 13386-13388 10-in. 6/24/1924 Niña Willem Willeke Cello solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick E18668-E18669 10-in. 4/5/1926 Quae moerebat Giuseppe Danise Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 863 10-in. Nov. 1911 Tre giorni son che Nina Maria Labia Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2142 10-in. 2/17/1913 Nina Leo Taussig Cello solo, with piano composer  
Edison 7714 10-in. 1/3/1921 Nina Mario Laurenti Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 9970 10-in. 1/27/1925 Se tu m'ami Claudia Muzio Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WB2170 10-in. between September and December 1928 Siciliana di Pergolesi Mariano Stabile Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) F222 10-in. 1925 or 1926 Nina Manuello Violin solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista," accessed February 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102483.

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102483.

"Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102483

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