Antônio Carlos Gomes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtonju ˈkaɾlus ˈɡomis]; Campinas, July 11, 1836 – Belém, September 16, 1896) was the first New World composer whose work was accepted by Europe. The only non-European who was successful as an opera composer in Italy, during the "golden age of opera", contemporary to Verdi and Puccini and the first composer of non-European lineage to be accepted into the Classic tradition of music.
Younger than Verdi, yet older than Puccini, Carlos Gomes achieved his first major success in a time when the Italian audiences were eager for a new name to celebrate and Puccini had not yet officially started his career. After the successful premiere of Il Guarany, Gomes was considered the most promising new composer. Verdi said his work was an expression of "true musical genius". Liszt said that “it displays dense technical maturity, full of harmonic and orchestral maturity.”
Birth and Death Data: Born July 11th, 1836 (Campinas), Died September 16th, 1896 (Belém)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Notes: Name also appears as A. Carlos Gomez and Antonio Carlos Gomez.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 59 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||A-333||7-in.||8/21/1903||Il guarany overture||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-333||10-in.||8/21/1903||Il guarany overture||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-333||12-in.||8/21/1903||Il guarany overture||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-1380||10-in.||5/27/1904||Il guarany overture||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-1380||12-in.||5/27/1904||Il guarany overture||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-1824||10-in.||10/25/1904||Indian march||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-6171||12-in.||5/5/1908||O ciel di parahyba||Roxy King||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-6184||12-in.||5/11/1908||Mamma dice||Roxy King||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6185||10-in.||5/11/1908||Mia piccirella||Roxy King||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-6186||12-in.||5/11/1908||C'era una volta||Roxy King||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-6187||12-in.||5/11/1908||Ahi! Troppo è ver||Roxy King||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-11273||12-in.||11/19/1911||Quando nascesti tu||Enrico Caruso||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-11784||10-in.||3/22/1912||Senza tetto||Pasquale Amato||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus||composer|
|Victor||C-14110||12-in.||11/24/1913||Sento una forza indomita||Alberto Amadi ; Agnes Hannick||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-14111||12-in.||11/24/1913||Perche di meste lagrime||Alberto Amadi ; Agnes Hannick||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-14112||10-in.||11/24/1913||C'era una volta un principe||Agnes Hannick||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-14113||12-in.||11/24/1913||Conservo ognor fidele||Alberto Amadi ; Agnes Hannick||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-14126||12-in.||12/1/1913||Quando nascesti tu||Alberto Amadi||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-14127||12-in.||12/1/1913||Vanto io pur||Alberto Amadi||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-14155||12-in.||12/5/1913||O ciel de Parahyba||Agnes Hannick||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-14730||12-in.||4/20/1914||Sento una forza indomita||Enrico Caruso ; Ema Destinnová||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-15497||12-in.||12/12/1914||Il guarany selection||Pietro Deiro||Accordion solo||composer|
|Victor||B-23150||10-in.||9/11/1919||Canzonetta||Enrico Caruso||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-23150||12-in.||9/11/1919||Mia piccirella||Enrico Caruso||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-42533||10-in.||3/5/1928||Il guarany overture||Victor Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gomes, Carlos," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102770.
Gomes, Carlos. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102770.
"Gomes, Carlos." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.
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