Angelo Mascheroni

Angelo Mascheroni (1855 in Bergamo, Italy – 1905) was a pianist composer, conductor, and music teacher, brother of the conductor Edoardo Mascheroni. He is most famous for his "Eternamente" for voice and violin, sung by Enrico Caruso; his two-act opera Il mal d'amore, with a libretto by Ferdinando Fontana, was written in 1898. Among his pupils was Spyridon Samaras.

He studied music at the Conservatoire of his native city under the guidance of Alessandro Nini, with such success that at the age of nineteen he became conductor of an operatic company. With them he made the tour of Italy, France and Spain. Later Mascheroni spent some years in Greece and Russia and then visited all the cities of importance in North and South America. He spent five years in Paris, perfecting himself in the vocal art at the Paris Conservatoire with Léo Delibes for composition and Camille Saint-Saëns for piano; a few years later he made a name in England and America.

When Mascheroni arrived in London, unknown, he experienced great difficulty in obtaining a few guineas for his song For all eternity; but this copyright when sold by public auction a few years later realized as many thousand guineas — the record price paid for a musical copyright. Other of his successful vocal compositions are : Woodland serenade, with mandolin obbligato, published in 1892, and Ave Maria, composed at Madame Patti's Welsh castle. Mascheroni was the author of several arrangements and original compositions for mandolin and piano, the principal being: On the banks of the Rhine; Tarantella, written in 1894, published by Augener, London; Fantasia on Faust (Gounod), and others of a like nature. Mascheroni also wrote obbligatos for the mandolin to several of his vocal compositions, as well as solos and duos for mandolin, with piano accompaniment.

Music historian Philip J. Bone tried to describe the nature of Mascheroni's music, saying, Mascheroni struck out the golden mean between the German and Italian schools and his compositions combine the solidity and scholarly attainments of the German, with the grace, beauty and charm of the Italian schools." Bone said that Mascheroni's music was permeated with Italian traditions, with a "beautiful melodic structure, a foundation of sound musicianship upon which the lighter graces and charms of lyric art flourish."

Mascheroni had a son who studied the guitar and mandolin under his father, and appeared as a guitar soloist in London in 1902.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1855 (Bergamo), Died 1905 (Bergamo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0737 7-in. 11/17/1899 For all eternity J. J. Fisher Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 0786 7-in. 11/21/1899 For all eternity Herbert L. Clarke Cornet solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]495 7-in. 11/8/1900 For all eternity Herbert L. Clarke Cornet solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]589 7-in. 1/5/1901 Eternamente Antonio Vargas Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1213 7-in. 1/23/1902 For all eternity Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1213 10-in. 1/23/1902 For all eternity Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1851 7-in. 1/6/1903 For all eternity Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1851 10-in. 1/6/1903 For all eternity Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1916 7-in. 1/28/1903 For all eternity Mina Hickman Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1916 10-in. 1/28/1903 For all eternity Mina Hickman Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3294 10-in. 4/29/1901 For all eternity Mina Hickman Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3330 10-in. 5/6/1901 For all eternity Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor B-1104 10-in. 3/11/1904 For all eternity Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor A-1189 7-in. 4/6/1904 For all eternity Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin composer  
Victor B-1189 10-in. 4/6/1904 For all eternity Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin composer  
Victor C-1189 12-in. 4/6/1904 For all eternity Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin composer  
Victor A-1471 7-in. 6/10/1904 For all eternity Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1471 10-in. 6/10/1904 For all eternity Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1729 10-in. 10/4/1904 Where Thou art Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-1729 12-in. 10/4/1904 Where Thou art Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1734 10-in. 10/5/1904 For all eternity Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-1734 12-in. 10/5/1904 For all eternity Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-7077 10-in. 5/13/1909 For all eternity Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-11271 12-in. 11/19/1911 Eternamente Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12375 10-in. 9/17/1912 For all eternity Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mascheroni, Angelo," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107510.

Mascheroni, Angelo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107510.

"Mascheroni, Angelo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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