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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 76-100 of 402 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23586 10-in. 1/19/1920 Il bacio Giuseppe De Luca ; Geraldine Farrar Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with piano, harp, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23588 10-in. 1/19/1920 Mamma usciva di casa Geraldine Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with piano and orchestra composer  
Victor B-24113 10-in. 5/13/1920 Pagliacci : Prologue Titta Ruffo Baritone vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor C-24930 12-in. 2/9/1921 O mio piccolo tavolo ingombrato Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-26109 10-in. 9/8/1926 Serenata d'Arlecchino Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26109 10-in. 2/2/1922 Serenata d'Arlecchino Tito Schipa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-26164 10-in. 11/15/1927 È un riso gentil Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26164 10-in. 3/16/1922 È un riso gentil Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26192 10-in. 3/31/1922 Vesti la giubba Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-27004 12-in. 10/4/1922 Pagliacci : Prologue F. N. De Luca Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-28515 10-in. 8/29/1923 Kashmiri song (Un canto de Kashmiri) The Troubadours Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor C-28896 12-in. 11/15/1923 Werrenrath song medley Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31469 10-in. 12/3/1924 I pagliacci : Prologue Charles Hampden Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-31634 10-in. 1/5/1925 Mattinata Alfred Piccaver Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-32404 10-in. 4/8/1925 Les deux serenades Georgie Gifford Female vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor CVE-34161 12-in. 1/4/1926 Che volo d'augelli! Mary Lewis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34918 12-in. 2/26/1926 Pagliacci : Prologo, part 2 Titta Ruffo Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-35481 12-in. 6/7/1926 Pagliacci : Prologue Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-35482 12-in. 6/7/1926 Pagliacci : Prologue Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-35820 12-in. 7/22/1926 Pagliacci selection Creatore's Band Band, with trombone solo composer  
Victor CVE-35821 12-in. 7/23/1926 Pagliacci selection Creatore's Band Band composer  
Victor BVE-38736 10-in. 5/9/1927 Mattinata Mina Gonzalez Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-38915 12-in. 5/18/1927 Pagliacci prologue W. Russell Unger Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-40666 10-in. 10/26/1927 Son quà! Metropolitan Opera Chorus ; Giulio Setti Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41000 10-in. 11/7/1927 Andiam! Metropolitan Opera Chorus ; Giulio Setti Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
(Results 76-100 of 402 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leoncavallo, Ruggiero," accessed June 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585.

Leoncavallo, Ruggiero. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585.

"Leoncavallo, Ruggiero." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 June 2024.

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