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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 (Results 51-75 of 402 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-12616 12-in. 11/15/1912 Gems from I pagliacci Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-12616 12-in. 3/30/1928 Gems from I pagliacci Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12621 10-in. 11/17/1912 Buona Zazà, del mio buon tempo Titta Ruffo Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12660 10-in. 11/27/1912 Zaza, piccola zingara Titta Ruffo Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12766 10-in. 1/3/1913 Mattinata John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with piano and orchestra composer  
Victor B-13104 10-in. 4/10/1913 Lasciati amar Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14437 12-in. 2/12/1914 Ballatella, che volo d'augelli Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14701 10-in. 4/11/1914 Vesti la giubba Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor B-14787 10-in. 5/1/1914 Vesti la giubba Paul Althouse Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15048 10-in. 7/7/1914 Vesti la giubba Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15546 10-in. 12/24/1914 Vesti la giubba Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-15546 10-in. 3/17/1927 Vesti la giubba Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-15546 12-in. 11/15/1927 Vesti la giubba Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-15683 12-in. 2/6/1915 Les deux serenades Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor C-16854 12-in. 12/2/1915 I pagliacci : Prologue Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17335 10-in. 3/17/1916 'Tis the day Theo Karle Male vocal solo, with harp composer  
Victor B-17385 10-in. 3/28/1916 Mattinata Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-18736 10-in. 11/8/1916 Chime chorus Vessella's Italian Band Band, with chimes composer  
Victor B-21217 10-in. 11/28/1917 I pagliacci : Intermezzo Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-22247 10-in. 9/23/1918 O Colombina Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23156 10-in. 9/16/1919 Buona Zaza, del mio buon tempo Renato Zanelli Baritone vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23157 10-in. 9/16/1919 Zaza, piccola zingara Renato Zanelli Baritone vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23161 10-in. 9/18/1919 Prologue Renato Zanelli Baritone vocal solo, with harp, piano, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23162 10-in. 9/18/1919 Prologue Renato Zanelli Baritone vocal solo, with piano and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23457 10-in. 11/6/1919 Vesti la giubba Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 51-75 of 402 records)

Citation

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

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

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

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