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Stanislao Gastaldon

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110342

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