Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante (baptised 17 September 1795 – 17 December 1870) was an Italian composer, particularly of operas. While Mercadante may not have retained the international celebrity of Gaetano Donizetti or Gioachino Rossini beyond his own lifetime, he composed as prolific a number of works as either; and his development of operatic structures, melodic styles and orchestration contributed significantly to the foundations upon which Giuseppe Verdi built his dramatic technique.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1795 (Altamura), Died 1870 (Naples)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1917
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-1942||12-in.||11/16/1904||The dream||Corinne Morgan||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12552||10-in.||10/30/1912||Gently fall the dews of eve||Elsie Baker ; Marguerite Dunlap ; Elizabeth Wheeler||Female vocal trio, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||B-18205||10-in.||7/20/1916||Salve Maria||Rev. Francis Auriemma||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||K-2048||12-in.||6/16/1917||Salve Maria||Padre Mercedario Rojas||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||30823||12-in.||ca. Jan.-Nov. 1911||Stabat mater : Movements from overture||Prince's Band||Band||arranger|
|Gramophone||10449b||10-in.||May 1907||Parola quinta||Padre Attilio Canciello||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Gramophone||10450b||10-in.||May 1907||Ave Maria||Padre Attilio Canciello||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mercadante, Saverio," accessed May 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102687.
Mercadante, Saverio. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102687.
"Mercadante, Saverio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 May 2021.
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