Rodolfo Campodónico

Rodolfo Víctor Manuel Pío Campodónico Morales was one of the first composers of waltzes in Mexico. He was born in Hermosillo, Sonora in 1866. Campodónico began composing at the age of eight and was directing various musical bands in Guaymas and Hermosillo when still a child. Despite the waltz’s romantic character, his pieces often had a political and rebellious tendency. One of his major works, "El club verde", is dedicated to the color green. At that time, green was the color of the Club Antirreeleccionists Garcia Morales, opposed to the continued regime of Porfirio Díaz. Other works that gained fame include "Herminia", "Eloísa", "Recuerdos a Virginia", "Blanco y negro", "Tuya", "Viva Maytorena", and "Tus ojos and Proyectos". Campodónico died in Douglas, Arizona in 1926.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1866, Died January 1st, 1926

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBVE-90743 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Club Verde Orquesta Típica Nacional Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-045326 10-in. before 5/22/1940 Club Verde Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 13502 10-in. between 1908 and 1913 Club Verde Banda Gascón Band composer  
Columbia W95233 10-in. approximately November 1926 Club verde Banda Columbia Band composer  
Brunswick LAE342 10-in. 11/15/1928 Club Verde Orquesta del Castillo Instrumental ensemble composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Campodónico, Rodolfo," accessed July 27, 2021,

Campodónico, Rodolfo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from

"Campodónico, Rodolfo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

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