Teodoro Cottrau

Teodoro Cottrau (7 December 1827 in Naples – 30 March 1879 in Naples) was an Italian composer, lyricist, publisher, journalist and politician. He specialised in "folksy" Neapolitan songs.

His arrangement of Santa Lucia was published in 1850 and recorded among others by Enrico Caruso and Elvis Presley.

French composer and musicologist Guillaume Louis Cottrau was his father.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 7th, 1827 (Naples), Died March 30th, 1879 (Naples)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1617 7-in. 11/17/1896 Santa Lucia Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo arranger  
Berliner 0570 7-in. 10/7/1899 Santa Lucia Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo arranger  
Victor B-1916 10-in. 11/9/1904 Santa Lucia Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-1916 10-in. 5/25/1926 Santa Lucia Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-10533 10-in. 6/14/1911 Santa Lucia Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-14454 10-in. 7/9/1926 Addio a Napole Neapolitan Trio Instrumental trio arranger  
Victor B-14454 10-in. 2/16/1914 Addio a Napoli Neapolitan Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-15852 10-in. 4/1/1915 Santa Lucia Espana Trio Instrumental trio, with bells arranger  
Victor B-16469 10-in. 9/10/1915 Santa Lucia George Hamlin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor C-17344 12-in. 3/20/1916 Santa Lucia Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra arranger  
Victor C-17363 12-in. 3/23/1916 Songs of the past, no. 13 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-23140 10-in. 9/8/1919 L'addio a Napoli Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37835 10-in. 2/23/1927 Addio a Napoli Beniamino Gigli Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 1694 10-in. ca. 1903 Addio mia bella napoli Alberto De Bassini Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38381 10-in. 10/25/1912 Santa Lucia Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia 45937 10-in. 8/11/1915 Santa Lucia Dorothy Cummings ; Grace Kerns ; Mildred Potter Female vocal trio, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia 46718 10-in. 4/17/1916 Santa Lucia Prince's Orchestra Orchestra arranger  
Columbia 47370 10-in. 2/13/1917 Santa Lucia Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied arranger  
Columbia 47377 10-in. 2/15/1917 Santa Lucia Giuseppe Agostini Male vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia 77059 10-in. 5/15/1917 Santa Lucia Bernardo Di Pace ; Nino Di Pace Guitar and mandolin duet, unaccompanied arranger  
Columbia 77827 10-in. 5/17/1918 Santa Lucia Frank Ferera ; Irene Greenus ; Helen Louise Instrumental trio arranger  
Columbia 78100 10-in. 10/5/1918 Santa Lucia Riccardo Stracciari Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Brunswick 15166-15167 10-in. 3/13/1925 Addio a Napoli Friedrich Schorr Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 551 Not documented approximately Feb. 1911 Fenesta che lucive Eduardo De Bury Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2082 10-in. 1/7/1913 Santa Lucia Paul Dufault Tenor vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cottrau, Teodoro," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110152.

Cottrau, Teodoro. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110152.

"Cottrau, Teodoro." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110152

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