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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 101-125 of 402 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-41045 12-in. 11/17/1927 No, Pagliaccio non son! Giovanni Martinelli Tenor vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-45266 12-in. 6/11/1928 Vesti la giubba Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49819 10-in. 1/31/1929 Un tal gioco credetemi Giovanni Zenatello Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-58164 12-in. 1/6/1930 Mattinata Armand Tokatyan Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-58966 12-in. 8/15/1932 Vesti la giubba Enrico Caruso ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Tenor vocal solo (dubbed), with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-67768 12-in. 1/7/1931 Ballatella Jean Tennyson Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBS-68503 10-in. 7/25/1933 Mattinata Will Garrowary ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-83158 10-in. 5/31/1934 Vesti la giubba Max de Schauensee Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-95302 10-in. 9/30/1935 Mattinata Nino Martini ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-129 10-in. 8/27/1925 Zaza Harry Robertson Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor 13-W 12-in. July 1905 I pagliacci : Prólogo José Torres Ovando Male vocal solo composer  
Victor S-236 12-in. 7/9/1907 Fantasia Banda de Policía de México Band composer  
Victor R-670 10-in. 3/24/1910 Mattinata Lia Bianca Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-015703 12-in. 10/20/1937 Prologue S. Torri Garavelli ; Gabriel Simeoni Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-022937 10-in. 4/28/1938 I pagliacci : Prologue Igor Gorin ; Wilfrid Pelletier Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-022938 10-in. 4/28/1938 I pagliacci : Prologue Igor Gorin ; Wilfrid Pelletier Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-062794 10-in. 3/31/1941 Vesti la giubba Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D9RC-1259 12-in. 8/23/1949 Mattinata Mario Lanza ; Ray Sinatra Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BRC-Test-469 10-in. 6/18/1931 Vesti la giubba Giuseppe Radaelli Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-Test-639 10-in. 5/1/1929 Zazà zingara Barre Hill Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-Test-1019 12-in. 9/30/1930 Ballatella [from Pagliacci] Mrs. A. G. Grey Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-Test-1102 12-in. 4/1/1930 Zaza Jose Mossegeld Santiago Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-Test-1104 10-in. 5/5/1930 Pagliacci : Prologue Claudio Frigerio Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1911-01-26-01] Not documented 1/26/1911 Pagliacci Hermann Jadlowker Tenor vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-02-10-01] Not documented 2/10/1915 Prologue Henry Rowley Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 101-125 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585

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