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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 151-175 of 402 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 46576 10-in. Mid-late Aug. 1915 Pailasse Enrico Palmetto Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46741 10-in. 5/2/1916 Zaza, piccola zingara Ernesto Caronna Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46984 10-in. 8/24/1916 Vesti la giubba Guido Deiro Piano accordion solo composer  
Columbia 47300 10-in. 1/18/1917 Vesti la giubba Guido Deiro Piano accordion solo composer  
Columbia 79720 10-in. 2/10/1921 Mattinata Riccardo Stracciari Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30035 12-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1906 Tonio e Nedda Gina Ciaparelli ; Taurino Parvis Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30116 12-in. between 1907 and October 1908 Zaza, piccola zingara Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 30117 12-in. between 1907 and October 1908 Preghiera di Giovanni Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 30118 12-in. ca. 1907-May 1908 I pagliacci : Ridi pagliaccio romanza Edouardo Castellano Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30195 12-in. ca. 1908-Feb. 1909 Pagliacci : Grand selection Prince's Military Band Band composer  
Columbia 30243 12-in. 4/12/1909 Prologo Giuseppe Campanari Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30424 12-in. approximately 1910 Prologo Ramon Blanchart Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30690 12-in. 3/8/1911 Mattinata Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo composer  
Columbia 30897 12-in. 11/20/1911 Stridono lassu Carolina White Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30977 12-in. between January and September 1912 Stridono lassu Ema Destinnová Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36370 12-in. ca. 1912 Pagliacci : Prologue Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36390 12-in. 5/25/1912 Stridono lassú Bernice De Pasquali Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36874 12-in. 2/17/1914 Prologue Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37245 12-in. 4/8/1915 'Tis the day Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48563 12-in. 1/21/1916 Prologo Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48845 12-in. 6/28/1916 Bell chorus Columbia Opera Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48942 12-in. 10/11/1916 Prologo Pasquale Amato Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49006 12-in. 9/5/1916 Pagliacci : Selections Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49020 12-in. 12/6/1916 Vesti la giubba Hipólito Lázaro Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49180 12-in. 4/19/1917 Pagliacci : Prologue Riccardo Stracciari Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 151-175 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102585

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