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

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 112 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 112 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Creatore, Giuseppe," accessed June 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110042.

Creatore, Giuseppe. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110042.

"Creatore, Giuseppe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 June 2024.

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

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