Carlo Sabajno

Carlo Sabajno (1874 in Rosasco, Italy – 1938 in Milan) was an Italian conductor. From 1904 to 1932, he was the Gramophone Company's chief conductor and artistic director in Italy, responsible for some of the earliest full-length opera recordings, most of them with the orchestra of La Scala, Milan and prominent singers there. Particularly outstanding among these are his stately, authoritative late-1920s and early-1930s electrical recordings of Don Pasquale (with Tito Schipa in his only complete opera recording as Ernesto), Traviata (sadly limited by more than the usual cuts, but with silvery-voiced Alessandro Ziliani as Alfredo), Aida (with Irene Minghini-Cattaneo's Amneris and Aureliano Pertile's Radamès), Otello (with Apollo Granforte as a formidable Iago) and Bohème (a superb understated, but highly distinguished, collaboration with excellent, if lesser-known, singers).

Birth and Death Data: Born 1874 (Rosasco), Died Milan

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 293 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BA-1 10-in. 1/9/1922 ¡Río, río! Jorge Balmaceda ; Alberto Kloss Male vocal duet, with orchestra conductor  
Victor BA-3 10-in. 2/18/1922 El lirio Jorge Balmaceda ; Alberto Kloss Male vocal duet, with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BA-13 10-in. 1/18/1922 Mi amada Jorge Balmaceda ; Alberto Kloss Male vocal duet, with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CA7 12-in. 5/23/1921 Oh! sommo Carlo Mattia Battistini ; Jannina de Witt ; Giuseppe Taccani Vocal trio (soprano, tenor, and baritone), with chorus and orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 106aj 12-in. 4/4/1910 Vo' farmi più gaia Ernesto Badini ; Eugenia López-Nunez ; Adalgisa Rossi-Murino Vocal trio (soprano, contralto, and baritone), with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 128aj 12-in. 4/11/1910 Figlia che reggi tremnulo piè Ernesto Badini ; Adalgisa Rossi-Murino Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 214m 12-in. ca. 1904 Ecco ridente in cielo Fernando De Lucia Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 216m 12-in. ca. 1904 Casta diva Celestina Boninsegna Soprano vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 226aj 12-in. 11/26/1910 Han della porpora Ebe Boccolini ; Guido Ciccolini Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 234af 12-in. 5/30/1912 Pietà, rispetto amore Mattia Battistini Baritone vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 243aj 12-in. 12/14/1910 Più presso al ciel Ernesto Badini ; Fanny Lotti Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 263aj 12-in. 6/2/1911 Ah, non mi ridestar! Mattia Battistini Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 264ah 10-in. 5/10/1910 Furlana Orchestra Sinfonica ; Carlo Sabajno Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 278aj 12-in. 6/6/1911 D’acqua aspergimi Mattia Battistini ; Attilia Janni Vocal duet (soprano and bariton), with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 281aj 12-in. 6/6/1911 Bella è di sol vestite Mattia Battistini Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 284aj 12-in. 6/6/1911 Bel sogno beato di pace Mattia Battistini Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 350aj 12-in. 7/27/1911 Marcha fúnebre Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 352aj 12-in. 7/28/1911 A te questo rosario Giuseppina Bonetti ; Ugo Cannetti ; Vittorio De Goetzen ; Rinalda Pavoni Vocal quartet (2 sopranos, baritone, and bass) with chorus and orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 354aj 12-in. 7/28/1911 L'oltraggio che scende Giuseppina Bonetti ; Ugo Cannetti ; Vittorio De Goetzen ; Giuseppi Sala ; Salvatore Salvati Vocal quintet (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, and bass), with vocal chorus and orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 362aj 12-in. 7/31/1911 Dite più bella imagine Rinalda Pavoni ; Giuseppe Tommasini Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 363aj 12-in. 7/31/1911 Alfin t'ho colto Vittorio De Goetzen ; Rinalda Pavoni Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 365aj 12-in. 7/31/1911 O mia Selika Rinalda Pavoni ; Giuseppe Tommasini Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 378aj 12-in. 8/3/1911 Germania : Intermezzo epilogo Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 379aj 12-in. 8/3/1911 Germania : Intermezzo epilogo Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone 468aj 12-in. 9/6/1912 Ugonotti : Preludio Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
(Results 1-25 of 293 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sabajno, Carlo," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103658.

Sabajno, Carlo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103658.

"Sabajno, Carlo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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