Giuseppe Giordani

Giuseppe Tommaso Giovanni Giordani (December 19, 1751, Naples – January 4, 1798, Fermo) was an Italian composer, mainly of opera.

Giordani's parents were Domenico Giordani and Anna Maria Tosato. He studied music in Naples with Domenico Cimarosa and Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli. In 1774 he was appointed as music director of the chapel of the Duomo of Naples. His first opera (L'Epponina) was released in 1779. His sacred drama La distruzione di Gerusalemme was a notable success at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples in 1787. He became maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Fermo in 1791.

Until recently, the popular aria Caro Mio Ben (1783) was ascribed to Giuseppe Tommaso Giovanni Giordani. However, scholars now consider Tommaso Giordani, or his father Giuseppe Giordani senior, more likely to be the aria's composer.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 19th, 1751 (Naples), Died January 4th, 1798 (Fermo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2186 10-in. 4/30/1903 Caro mio ben Ada Crossley Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-4544 12-in. 5/29/1907 Caro mio ben Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6040 12-in. 3/17/1908 Caro mio ben Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6974 12-in. 4/8/1909 Caro mio ben Emilio de Gogorza ; Victor Orchestra Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15218 10-in. 9/24/1914 Caro mio ben Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20041 10-in. 6/14/1917 Caro mio ben Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37416 10-in. 1/15/1927 Caro mio ben Robert B. Campbell Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-37686 10-in. 2/22/1927 Caro mio ben Royal Dadmun Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBVE-42060 10-in. 3/4/1928 Caro mio ben Yoshie Fujiwara Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-Test-1092 10-in. 7/18/1934 Caro mio ben Margaret Hartigan Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 81438 10-in. 12/26/1923 Caro mio ben Carmela Ponselle Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 98262 12-in. 4/24/1926 Caro mio ben Elsa Alsen Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 12190-12191 10-in. 12/31/1923 Caro mio ben Sigrid Onégin Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E21608-E21609 10-in. 2/24/1927 Caro mio ben Sigrid Onégin Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5685 10-in. 7/16/1917 Caro mio ben Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 3801h 10-in. 9/27/1905 Caro mio ben Geraldine Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Giordani, Giuseppe," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104272.

Giordani, Giuseppe. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104272.

"Giordani, Giuseppe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104272

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