Pasquale Mario Costa
Mario Pasquale Costa (24 July 1858 –27 September 1933) was a prolific Italian composer primarily known for his art songs, Neapolitan songs, and operettas.
Costa was born in Taranto to Angelo and Maria Giuseppa née Malagisi. His father was a customs official, but the Costa family numbered several notable composers and musicians, including Costa's uncle Michael Costa and his great-grandfather Giacomo Tritto. Costa studied composition, piano and singing at the San Pietro a Maiella Conservatory in Naples under another uncle Carlo Costa, Paolo Serrao, and Giuseppe Martucci.
By the age of 17 Costa had already published numerous art songs. Possessed of an attractive tenor voice, he often performed them himself for the first time. Between 1881 and 1884 he lived and worked in London where Italian songs were very much in vogue. On his return to Naples, he became very active in the revival of the Neapolitan musical tradition. After 1920 he concentrated on composing operettas, pantomimes, and ballets. Costa died in Monte Carlo in 1933. The following year his remains were brought to Taranto and placed in a monumental tomb erected by the city.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 24th, 1858 (Taranto), Died Montecarlo, Tuscany
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 39 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||01204||7-in.||Apr. 1900||’A frangesa march||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]352||7-in.||10/1/1900||'A frangesa||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]352||10-in.||12/30/1901||'A frangesa||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3020||10-in.||1/14/1901||'A frangesa march||Kendle's First Regiment Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3296||10-in.||5/1/1901||'A frangesa march||Professor MacCann||Concertina solo||composer|
|Victor||A-1282||7-in.||4/28/1904||'A frangesa march||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-1282||10-in.||4/28/1904||'A frangesa march||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||A-1684||7-in.||9/13/1904||'A frangesa march||Ferruccio Giannini||Tenor vocal solo, with band||composer|
|Victor||B-1684||10-in.||9/13/1904||'A frangesa march||Ferruccio Giannini||Tenor vocal solo, with band and vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||E-3402||8-in.||5/23/1906||Soldiers' march||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-3402||10-in.||5/23/1906||Soldiers' march||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-4813||10-in.||9/17/1907||'A frangesa march||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-6054||10-in.||3/26/1908||Serenata napulitana||Francesco Daddi||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-9831||12-in.||1/20/1911||Luna nova||Antonio Scotti||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus||composer|
|Victor||B-9832||10-in.||1/20/1911||Scétate||Antonio Scotti||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10097||10-in.||3/23/1911||Uocchie di suonno||Mario Sammarco||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-17363||12-in.||3/23/1916||Songs of the past, no. 13||Victor Mixed Chorus||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-19220||10-in.||2/23/1917||Munasterio||Vincenzo Esposito||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-21774||10-in.||4/16/1918||Sei morta nella vita mia||Enrico Caruso||Tenor vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-24109||10-in.||5/13/1920||Sei morta ne la vita mia!||Titta Ruffo||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-24109||10-in.||2/18/1929||Sei morta nella vita mia!||Titta Ruffo||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-24111||10-in.||5/13/1920||Munasterio||Titta Ruffo||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-26815||10-in.||7/31/1922||Italian melodies||Pietro||Accordion solo||composer|
|Victor||B-27116||10-in.||11/3/1922||Napulitanata||Tito Schipa||Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-27116||10-in.||9/10/1928||Napulitanata||Tito Schipa||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Costa, Pasquale Mario," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105808.
Costa, Pasquale Mario. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105808.
"Costa, Pasquale Mario." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.
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