Martino Stanislao Luigi Gastaldon (April 8, 1861 – March 6, 1939) was an Italian composer, primarily of salon songs for solo voice and piano. However, he also composed instrumental music, two choral works, and four operas. Today, he is remembered almost exclusively for his 1881 song "Musica proibita" ("Forbidden Music"), still one of the most popular pieces of music in Italy. Gastaldon also wrote the lyrics for some of his songs, including "Musica proibita", under the pseudonym Flick-Flock. He was born in Turin and after a peripatetic childhood studied music there and in Florence. By 1900, he had settled permanently in Florence, where he died at the age of 77. In his later years he also worked as a voice teacher, music critic, and art dealer.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 8th, 1861 (Turin), Died March 6th, 1939 (Florence)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1935
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-9778||12-in.||1/9/1911||Musica proibita melodia||Luisa Ardizzoni-Tosi||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||C-11308||12-in.||11/27/1911||Musica probita||Emma Eames||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-13518||12-in.||7/3/1913||Forbidden music||Alberto Amadi||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-13719||10-in.||4/18/1916||Musica proibita||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||C-13719||12-in.||9/3/1913||Musica proibita||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||C-15480||12-in.||12/10/1914||Musica proibita||Enrico Caruso||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-25392||10-in.||7/12/1921||Mamma||Renato Zanelli||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-38988||12-in.||7/7/1927||Musica proibita||Giovanni Morelli||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||CVE-64390||12-in.||12/4/1930||Musica proibita||Beniamino Gigli||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||CS-88985||12-in.||6/11/1935||Musica prohibita||Max de Schauensee||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1917-06-04-06]||Not documented||6/4/1917||Musica proibita||Umberto Baroni||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||30265||12-in.||5/13/1909||Musica proibita||Giuseppe Campanari||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||10517||10-in.||between 1903 and 1914||Musica proibita||Umbarto Sacchetti||Male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||44882||10-in.||approximately 1917||Musica proibita||Umberto Baroni||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||4988||10-in.||9/13/1916||Forbidden music||Ida Gardner||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||7865||10-in.||3/23/1921||Musica proibita||Mario Laurenti||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||8565||10-in.||8/8/1922||Forbidden music||Venetian Instrumental Quartet||Instrumental quartet||composer|
|Gramophone||4451ah||10-in.||10/27/1920||Musica proibita||Inocencio Navarro||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gastaldon, Stanislao," accessed January 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110342.
Gastaldon, Stanislao. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110342.
"Gastaldon, Stanislao." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 January 2021.
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