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E. A. Mario

Giovanni Gaeta (1884 – 24 June 1961) was the real name of the Italian poet, writer and musician better known as E. A. Mario. He took the E of his assumed name from the initial letter of the pseudonym Ermes under which he wrote for the newspaper Il Ventesimo; the A came from Alessandro, the paper's chief editor; and Mario was the name of its Polish director.

Gaeta composed and wrote the lyrics to more than 2,000 works in Italian and Neapolitan. In 1918, he wrote La leggenda del Piave, which at the birth of the Italian Republic was a candidate for the Italian national anthem. His other famous works include Santa Lucia luntana, Balocchi e profumi, Vipera, Rose rosse, and O' Paese dò sole.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 5th, 1884 (Naples), Died Naples

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, speaker, leader, author, songwriter

Notes: Primary pseudonym used by G. E. Gaeta (Giovanni Ermete Gaeta).

See Also: Gaeta, G. E. Mario, E. A.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 102 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9389 10-in. 8/30/1910 Bolero d'amore Gina Ardito ; Eugenio Torre Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9496 10-in. 10/4/1910 Ammore 'e femmena Giovanni Colamarino Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9622 10-in. 11/11/1910 Ammore 'e femmena Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14356 10-in. 1/21/1914 Amor mio (My love) Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15369 10-in. 11/10/1914 Comme se canta a Napule Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17237 10-in. 3/1/1916 Canzone di trincea Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17255 10-in. 3/3/1916 La canzone dell' Adriatico Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17852 10-in. 6/13/1916 Stornelli semplice Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22909 10-in. 6/10/1919 Stornelli del mare Coppia Voccia Female-male vocal duet, with guitar and violin lyricist  
Victor B-22923 10-in. 6/18/1919 Stornelli al vento Coppia Voccia Female-male vocal duet, with violin and guitar lyricist  
Victor B-24374 10-in. 8/11/1920 'O festino Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24376 10-in. 8/11/1920 'A legge Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24395 10-in. 8/20/1920 La leggenda del Piave Clara Matera Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24761 10-in. 12/28/1920 A llibertá Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with harp, mandolin, piano, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24990 10-in. 3/10/1921 Santa Lucia luntana Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25017 10-in. 3/22/1921 Santa Lucia luntana Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor CVE-25017 12-in. 12/9/1926 Santa Lucia luntana Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26366 10-in. 5/18/1922 Le rose rosse Irene Veneroni Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26420 10-in. 4/19/1922 Serenata smargiassa Raffaele Fucito Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26952 10-in. 10/13/1922 Chitarre a mare Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor B-26953 10-in. 10/13/1922 Mandulinata a Surriento Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor B-27239 10-in. 12/18/1922 Soldato ignoto Eugenio Cibelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-27471 10-in. 2/9/1923 Muglierema luntana Farfariello [i.e., Eduardo Migliaccio] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27704 10-in. 3/21/1923 Napule è na canzona Amalia De Bellis Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27869 10-in. 5/1/1923 Core mercante Vincenzo Di Maio Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 102 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mario, E. A.," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108868.

Mario, E. A.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108868.

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