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Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Ruggero (or Ruggiero) Leoncavallo (UK: LAY-on-kav-AL-oh, US: LAY-ohn-kə-VAH-loh, -⁠kah-, Italian: [rudˈdʒɛːro leˌoŋkaˈvallo]; 23 April 1857 – 9 August 1919) was an Italian opera composer and librettist. Although he produced numerous operas and other songs throughout his career it is his opera Pagliacci (1892) that remained his lasting contribution, despite attempts to escape the shadow of his greatest success.

Today he remains largely known for Pagliacci, one of the most popular works in the repertory, appearing as number 20 on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide in the 2013/14 season. His other well-known works include the song "Mattinata", popularized by Enrico Caruso, as well as the symphonic poem La nuit de mai.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 23rd, 1857 (Naples), Died August 9th, 1919 (Montecatini Terme)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, session supervisor, lyricist, piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 332 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0205 7-in. 6/9/1899 I pagliacci : Serenade Simone Mantia ; Sousa's Band Band, with euphonium solo composer  
Berliner 01120 7-in. Mar. 1900 Prologue E. Francisco [i.e., Emilio de Gorgorza] Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]351 7-in. 10/5/1900 Serenade Sousa's Band Band, with euphonium solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]441 7-in. 10/19/1900 Prologo Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1346 7-in. 3/25/1902 Prologue Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1346 10-in. 3/25/1902 Prologue Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1452 10-in. 1900-1902 Prologue Sig. Carlos Francisco ; Sousa's Band Baritone vocal solo, with band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3239 10-in. 4/4/1901 Selection from I pagliacci Sousa's Band Band, with trombone solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]31067 12-in. 1901-1902 Prologue Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]31079 12-in. 1901-1902 Prologue Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor C-189 [Old series] 12-in. 2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903 Prologo: Un nido di memorie Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-516 10-in. 10/7/1903 Arioso Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-743 12-in. 11/23/1903 Si può? Signori . . . Un nido di memorie Giuseppe Campanari Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-876 10-in. 12/31/1903 Un nido di memorie Antonio Scotti Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-876 12-in. 2/10/1905 Si può? Signori ... Un nido di memorie Antonio Scotti Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1002 10-in. 2/1/1904 Vesti la giubba Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1240 10-in. 4/21/1904 Prologue Homer Lind Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1430-A 10-in. 6/7/1904 Prologue i' Pagliacci Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor B-1430-B 10-in. 6/7/1904 Prologue i' Pagliacci Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1794 10-in. 10/20/1904 Prologue Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-1794 12-in. 10/20/1904 Pagliacci prologue Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-1822 12-in. 10/25/1904 Bell chorus Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1822 10-in. 10/25/1904 Bell chorus Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-2477 12-in. 4/18/1905 I pagliacci : Prologo Giuseppe Campanari Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-2605 12-in. 6/5/1905 Prologue I'pagliacci Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 332 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leoncavallo, Ruggiero," accessed February 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585.

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585.

"Leoncavallo, Ruggiero." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 February 2021.

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