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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 201-225 of 402 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 11016 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Din, don Teatro alla Scala Coro Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 11175 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Prologo Cesare Formichi Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 11346 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Vesti la giubba Giuseppe Armanini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 11371 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Stridono lassù Rita d'Oria Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 11382 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Serenata d'Arlecchino Egidio Cunego Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 12507 10-in. between 1905 and 1908 Bajazzo : Prolog Albert Moser Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 21858 10-in. August 1915 Amanecer Miguel Lelo de Larrea Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 25117 10-in. approximately 1903 Pagliacci : Prologo Lloyd Chandos ; Carlo Galeffi Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 36040 10-in. 1907 Smi︠e︡ĭsi︠a︡ pai︠a︡t︠s︡ : iz opery Pai︠a︡t︠s︡y (Смѣйся паяцъ : из оперы Паяцы) Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich Davydov Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 36312 10-in. approximately 1913 Smartlied Louis Goldsteen Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 41795 10-in. approximately 1913 So ben che lo scemo Ernesto Badini ; Ernesta Cottino Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 41796 10-in. approximately 1913 Hal tempo a ridirmele Ernesto Badini ; Ernesta Cottino Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 41797 10-in. approximately 1913 Decidi al mio destin Ernesto Badini ; Ernesta Cottino Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 41798 10-in. approximately 1913 Decidi al mio destin Ernesto Badini ; Ernesta Cottino Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 41856 10-in. 1904 or later Canto notturno Cesare Formichi Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 42086 10-in. between 1910 and 1914 Un grande spettacolo Giuseppe Armanini Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 44364 10-in. approximately 1916 To tragoudi tou Paliatsou (Το τραγούδι του Παλιάτσου) W. Moreaetes Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 44981 10-in. approximately January 1917 Mattinata Umberto Baroni Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 50511 10-in. between 1903 and 1906 Prologue Roméo Berti Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 70417 10-in. between 1920 and 1923 Vesti la giubba Nino Piccaluga Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 70418 10-in. between 1920 and 1923 No, Pagliaccio Nino Piccaluga Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 70599 10-in. between 1920 and 1923 Un tal gioco Aureliano Pertile Tenor vocal solo composer  
Columbia 70815 10-in. between 1920 and 1923 Serenata Aureliano Pertile Tenor vocal solo composer  
Columbia 74804 12-in. between 1916 and 1923 Prólogo Carlo Galeffi Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 75247 12-in. 12/22/1922 Pagliacci, selection, part 1 Alick Maclean ; New Queen's Hall Light Orchestra Orchestra composer  
(Results 201-225 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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