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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 5, 1884 (Naples), Died June 24, 1961 (Naples)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1949

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

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

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 137 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W106916 10-in. July 1926 La mia dorge friddigliosa Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W109816 10-in. October 1928 Dduje paravise Ria Rosa Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W109961 10-in. November 1928 Passa 'a bandiera Ria Rosa Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71132 10-in. 12/27/1922 Camicie nere (Alala, alala, alala) Nina de Charny Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-71503 12-in. May 1923 Santa Lucia luntana Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-72122 10-in. Nov. 1923 Cinematografo Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72123 10-in. Nov. 1923 Albero 'e noce Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-72134 10-in. Dec. 1923 Carnevale 'ngalera Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-72146 10-in. 12/6/1923 Cielo celeste Teresa de Matienzo Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72415 Not documented Mar. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker  
OKeh S-72416 10-in. Mar. 1924 Tarantella a Johnson! E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker, author  
OKeh S-72417 Not documented Mar. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker  
OKeh S-72440 10-in. 4/14/1924 Passaporto della leggera Compagni dei Vagabondi ; E. A. Mario Orchestra composer, leader  
OKeh S-72575 10-in. May 1924 Mamma sfurtunata Tito Vuolo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-72963 10-in. 11/12/1924 'A ricetta 'e ll'amore E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker  
OKeh S-72964 10-in. 11/12/1924 'O menu E. A. Mario Monologue, with orchestra speaker  
OKeh S-73231 10-in. Mar. 1925 La leggenda del Piave Alessandro D'Alba Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh W401295 10-in. 11/7/1928 Dduie paravise Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh W401455 10-in. 12/17/1928 Passa 'a bandiera Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh [OK cat 9080-A] 10-in. 1921 Il Mito E. A. Mario Monologue speaker  
OKeh [OK cat 9080-b] 10-in. 1921 Ll'acquaiuolo E. A. Mario Monologue speaker  
OKeh [OK cat 9094-b] 10-in. approximately 1923-1924 Canta abbrile Raffaele Balsamo Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 9748 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Santa Lucia luntana Isa Kremer Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E27297 10-in. 4/6/1928 Mandulinata ‘e II’emigrante Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27321 10-in. 4/10/1928 Ll’onne ‘e Marechiare Gilda Mignonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 76-100 of 137 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mario, E. A.," accessed December 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108868.

Mario, E. A.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108868.

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