Giuseppe Creatore

Giuseppe Creatore (), called the Great Creatore, was an Italian bandmaster in Italy and the United States. He was born in Naples, Italy on June 21, 1871, and died in New York City on August 15, 1952. Creatore's fame rivaled that of John Philip Sousa, and he was known for performances that were engaging for both their showmanship and musicianship. The music critic of the Kansas City Journal provides a colorful description of Creatore's stage presence: "Creatore starts the band in a mild, entreating way. A simple uplifting of the arms. Then suddenly, with a wild shake of his shaggy head, he springs across the stage with the ferocity of a wounded lion. Crash! Bang! And a grand volume of sound chocks the hall from pit to dome."

Birth and Death Data: Born June 21, 1871 (Naples), Died August 15, 1952 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, arranger, composer

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-33129 12-in. 8/3/1925 Le sincope (Marcia sinfonica) Creatore's Band Band director, composer  
Victor BVE-33130 10-in. 8/3/1925 Libertà dei prigionieri italiani Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-33131 12-in. 8/4/1925 Moraima Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BVE-33132 10-in. 8/4/1925 Electric march Creatore's Band Band director, composer  
Victor CVE-33133 12-in. 8/4/1925 Marcia turca Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-33134 12-in. 8/5/1925 Tripoli (Marcia sinfonica) Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BVE-33135 10-in. 8/5/1925 American Army march Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-33136 12-in. 8/5/1925 Dolorès Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BVE-33137 10-in. 8/6/1925 Maresciallo Cadorna (Marcia sinfonica in F) Creatore's Band Band composer, director  
Victor BVE-33138 10-in. 8/6/1925 Coro delle villanelle Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-33149 12-in. 8/6/1925 Boccaccio : Tarantella e valzer Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-35818 12-in. 7/22/1926 Trovatore : Selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-35819 12-in. 7/22/1926 Trovatore : Selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-35820 12-in. 7/22/1926 Pagliacci selection Creatore's Band Band, with trombone solo director  
Victor CVE-35821 12-in. 7/23/1926 Pagliacci selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-35822 12-in. 7/23/1926 Lucia : Sextette Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor BVE-35823 10-in. 7/23/1926 Generale Umberto Nobile Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-35824 12-in. 7/23/1926 Traviata selection Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor BVE-35825 10-in. 8/10/1926 A punta di piedi Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BVE-35826 10-in. 8/10/1926 'O sole mio Creatore's Band Band, with cornet solo director  
Victor CVE-35827 12-in. 8/11/1926 Introduction and Moorish ballet Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-35828 12-in. 8/11/1926 Rigoletto : Quartet Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-35829 12-in. 8/11/1926 Cavalleria rusticana selection Creatore's Band Band arranger, director  
Victor CVE-35830 12-in. 8/12/1926 Grand march and finale Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-35831 12-in. 8/12/1926 Cavalleria rusticana selection Creatore's Band Band arranger, director  
Victor CVE-35832 12-in. 8/12/1926 Traviata selection Creatore's Band Band arranger, director  
Victor BVE-37889 10-in. 4/6/1927 Inno di Garibaldi Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BVE-37890 10-in. 4/6/1927 Marcia reale Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-37891 12-in. 4/6/1927 Marcia sinfonica, no. 11 Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-38803 12-in. 5/13/1927 Semiramide : Overture Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-38804 12-in. 5/13/1927 Semiramide : Overture Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-38835 12-in. 5/25/1927 Carmen : Selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BVE-38836 10-in. 5/25/1927 Carmen selection, part 3 Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-38836 12-in. 7/27/1927 Carmen selection Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-38837 12-in. 5/25/1927 Carmen : Selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-39543 12-in. 7/25/1927 Introduction and minuet Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-39544 12-in. 7/25/1927 Miserere Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-39545 12-in. 7/26/1927 Carmen selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BVE-39546 10-in. 7/27/1927 Fado blanquito Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-39547 12-in. 7/27/1927 La forza del destino : Overture Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor BVE-39548 10-in. 7/28/1927 Adelante Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor BVE-39549 10-in. 7/28/1927 El gato montés Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-39550 12-in. 7/29/1927 La forza del destino : Overture Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-46340 12-in. 8/6/1928 Inno dei lavoratori Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-46341 12-in. 8/6/1928 Il guarany : Overture Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-46342 12-in. 8/6/1928 Il guarany : Overture Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-46343 12-in. 8/7/1928 Drinking song Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-46344 12-in. 8/7/1928 La traviata : Act III prelude Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-46345 12-in. 8/7/1928 Nearer, my God, to Thee Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-46370 12-in. 11/12/1928 Indian march Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-46371 12-in. 11/12/1928 Lead, kindly light Creatore's Band Band arranger, director  
Victor CVE-46377 12-in. 11/14/1928 I diavoli rossi Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-46378 12-in. 11/14/1928 Days of '49 Creatore's Band Band arranger, director  
Victor CVE-46379 12-in. 11/14/1928 Days of '49 Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-46380 12-in. 11/14/1928 Prologue Creatore's Band Band arranger, director  
Victor CVE-48403 12-in. 11/26/1928 The new Italy (March) Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-48404 12-in. 11/26/1928 The return of the sailors (March) Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor CVE-48405 12-in. 11/26/1928 Selections from Mefistofele Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58041 12-in. 11/18/1929 The geisha : Selection Creatore's Band ; Antonio de Santis Band, with cornet solo director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58042 12-in. 11/18/1929 Faust : Selection Creatore's Band Band, with cornet and trombone solos director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58043 12-in. 11/18/1929 Masked ball : Selection Creatore's Band Band, with cornet and trombone solos director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58044 12-in. 11/18/1929 Pearl fishers : Selection Creatore's Band Band, with trombone and baritone horn solos director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58045 12-in. 11/19/1929 La favorita : Selection Creatore's Band ; Antonio de Santis Band, with cornet solo arranger, director  
Victor CVE-58046 12-in. 11/19/1929 Faust : Selection Creatore's Band Band, with cornet solo arranger, director  
Victor CVE-58047 12-in. 11/19/1929 Ernani : Selection Creatore's Band Band, with baritone horn solo director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58048 12-in. 11/19/1929 La favorita : Selection Creatore's Band Band arranger, director  
Victor CVE-58051 12-in. 11/20/1929 Pearl fishers : Selection Creatore's Band ; Pauline Talma Band, with soprano vocal solo arranger  
Victor CVE-58052 12-in. 11/20/1929 Pearl fishers : Selection Creatore's Band Band arranger  
Victor CVE-58053 12-in. 11/20/1929 The geisha : Selection Creatore's Band Band (take 3); with soprano vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58054 12-in. 11/20/1929 Pearl fishers : Selection Creatore's Band Band arranger  
Victor CVE-58061 12-in. 11/21/1929 Masked ball : Selection Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58062 12-in. 11/21/1929 Ernani : Selection Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor CVE-58063 12-in. 11/21/1929 Il bacio Creatore's Band Band, with soprano vocal solo director, arranger  
Victor PCVE-61059 12-in. 12/12/1930 Bohemian girl selections Creatore's Band Band arranger, director  
Victor PCVE-61060 12-in. 12/12/1930 Ballet from William Tell Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor PCVE-61061 12-in. 12/12/1930 Ballet from William Tell Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor PCVE-61062 12-in. 12/13/1930 Bohemian girl selections Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor PCVE-61063 12-in. 12/13/1930 Cleopatra Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor PCVE-61064 12-in. 12/13/1930 Cleopatra Creatore's Band Band director, arranger  
Victor BRC-70160 10-in. 8/10/1931 Morelos Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BRC-70161 10-in. 8/10/1931 Aguila azteca Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BRC-70162 10-in. 8/10/1931 Ignacio E. Lozano Creatore's Band Band director  
Victor BRC-70163 10-in. 8/10/1931 Viva celaya Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4504 10-in. 2/17/1916 Barber of Seville overture Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4505 10-in. 2/17/1916 Fra Diavolo : Overture Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4506 10-in. 2/17/1916 Magic flute : Overture Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4507 10-in. 2/18/1916 Selection from Traviata Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4508 10-in. 2/18/1916 Selection from Il trovatore Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4675 10-in. 4/21/1916 Marcia roma Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4676 10-in. 4/21/1916 Marcia Columbus Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4677 10-in. 4/21/1916 Marche indienne Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4678 10-in. 4/22/1916 Moraima Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 4679 10-in. 4/21/1916 Marche indienne Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5236 10-in. 12/27/1916 Marche Lorraine Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5237 10-in. 12/27/1916 Zampa overture Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5240 10-in. 12/28/1916 Zampa overture Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5241 10-in. 12/28/1916 Miserere Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5242 10-in. 12/28/1916 Loin du bal Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5246 10-in. 12/29/1916 Aida—Selection no. 1 Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5247 10-in. 12/29/1916 Aida—Selection no. 2 Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5984 10-in. 1/29/1918 American aviation march Creatore's Band Band director, composer  
Edison 5985 10-in. 1/29/1918 Creatore's Band march Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5986 10-in. 1/30/1918 The Bohemian girl : Selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5987 10-in. 1/30/1918 Barcarolle Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5996 10-in. 2/5/1918 Excelsior Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 5997 10-in. 2/2/1918 I Lombardi : Chorus Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 6004 10-in. 2/7/1918 Easter chimes Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 6005 10-in. 2/7/1918 Doña Juanita : Selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 6012 10-in. 2/12/1918 Boccaccio selection Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 6013 10-in. 2/12/1918 Sons of Uncle Sam Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 6016 10-in. 2/13/1918 Serenade Creatore's Band Band director  
Edison 6017 10-in. 2/13/1918 Piccolo pic Creatore's Band Band director  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Creatore, Giuseppe," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110042.

Creatore, Giuseppe. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110042.

"Creatore, Giuseppe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110042

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