Gaetano Capocci

Gaetano Capocci (16 October 1811 – 11 January 1898) was a composer, organist and maestro.

Capocci was born in Rome. As a boy he studied the organ under Sante Pascoli, organist of St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, and he completed his musical studies under Valentino Fioravanti and Francesco Cianciarelli. In 1831 he was granted a diploma as organist by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and, in 1833, he received a diploma in the art of composition. Almost immediately he was appointed organist of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, in 1839. In 1855 he was appointed maestro direttore of the Cappella Pia of the Lateran, where he worked for the remainder of his life. Solely devoted to church music, Capocci composed numerous masses and motets. He also wrote two oratorios, Battista and Assalonne. His chief fame rested on his Responsori for Holy Week. At San Salvatore in Lauro he taught castrati Alessandro Moreschi and Giovanni Cesari. His son Filippo Capocci (1840–1911) succeeded him as maestro at the Lateran in 1898.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 16th, 1811 (Rome), Died January 11th, 1898 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1904

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 282i 12-in. approximately Apr. 1904 Gratias agimus tibi Cesare Boezi ; Cantori Romani ; Alessandro Moreschi Tenor vocal solo, with chorus, piano, and organ composer  
Gramophone 283i 12-in. Apr. 1904 Domine Deus Giulio Bianchini ; Cantori Romani ; Alessandro Moreschi Baritone vocal solo, with chorus, piano, and organ composer  
Gramophone 1748b 10-in. 4/3/1902 Laudate pueri Dominum, part 2 Antonio Comandini ; Coro di Ragazzi Male vocal solo and chorus, with piano composer  
Gramophone 1749b 10-in. 4/3/1902 Laudate pueri Dominum, part 3 Antonio Comandini ; Coro di Ragazzi Male vocal solo and chorus, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Capocci, Gaetano," accessed August 8, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111044.

Capocci, Gaetano. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 8, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111044.

"Capocci, Gaetano." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 8 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111044

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