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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 and frequently performed works in the opera repertory. His other compositions include the song "Mattinata", popularized by Enrico Caruso, and the symphonic poem La Nuit de mai.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1949

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 251-275 of 402 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick XE23510 12-in. 6/7/1927 Prologo Giuseppe Danise Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE27250 12-in. 4/2/1928 Prologue Michael Bohnen Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27435 10-in. 4/26/1928 Sérénade française Mario Chamlee Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27566 10-in. 5/18/1928 Mattinata Mario Chamlee ; Fredric Fradkin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE28136 12-in. 8/23/1928 Pagliacci : Prologo John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE28136 12-in. 8/24/1928 Pagliacci—Prologo John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE32217 12-in. Feb. 1930 Pagliacci : Prologue Michael Bohnen Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE35220 12-in. Nov. 1930 Vitaphone Orchestra, program H, part 3 Vitaphone Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with female vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E18574-E18575 10-in. 3/26/1926 Sérénade napolitaine Giuseppe Danise Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E18633-E18634 10-in. 4/1/1926 Sérénade napolitaine Giuseppe Danise Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E23570-E23571 10-in. 6/10/1927 Vesti la giubba Mario Chamlee Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E25286-E25287 10-in. 11/25/1927 Mattinata Karl Priester Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 64bm 12-in. 1926 Prolog Heinrich Schlusnus Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1590bm 12-in. 1929 Nedda! Silvio! Xenia Belmas ; Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender ; Alexander Kitschin Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1591bm 12-in. 1929 Nedda! Silvio! Xenia Belmas ; Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender ; Alexander Kitschin Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 20082-a] 12-in. approximately June 1929 Pagliacci : Prologue Eric Marshall Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5289-a] 10-in. approximately early 1919 Prologo Edward Zinco Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 106 Not documented between 1/16/1910 and 3/16/1910 Ballatella Marguerite Sylva Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 124 10-in. 1/31/1910 Dir che ci sono al mondo Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 125 10-in. between 1/31/1910 and 2/3/1910 Mamma! Io non l'ho avuta mai! Carmen Melis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 127 Not documented between 4/14/1910 and 4/15/1910 Vesti la giubba Florencio Constantino Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 194 Not documented approximately July 1910 Prologo Eduardo De Bury Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 225 Not documented approximately July 1910 Prologo Oreste Benedetti Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 299 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 Ballatella Rinalda Pavoni Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 320 Not documented approximately Sept. 1910 E allor perche Alfredo Costa ; Rinalda Pavoni Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
(Results 251-275 of 402 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leoncavallo, Ruggiero," accessed July 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585.

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585.

"Leoncavallo, Ruggiero." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585

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