Emanuele Alfredo Mazzucchi (1878-1972) was an Italian composer and musician, known for being the co-author of some famous pieces of the Canzone Napoletana (Neapolitan songs) such as "'O sole mio" "Maria Marì" and "I' te vurria vasà".
Alfredo Mazzucchi was a composer and mandolinist who, on behalf of the musical publishers, made some adjustments to the original melodies before the publication of the songs; in this capacity he was therefore the co-author, together with Eduardo di Capua, of some well-known pieces of the Neapolitan songs including "'O sole mio". According to others, however, Mazzucchi was a talented young composer who worked with the already famous Di Capua: Mazzucchi played his compositions, Di Capua listened to them and made some changes, and then published them only in his name.
His contributions were not recognized for many years. Only on November 6, 1973, when the publisher "Casa Editrice Ferdinando Bideri" filed a complaint with the Ufficio della Proprietà Letteraria, Artistica e Scientifica (UPLAS) (in English Office of Literary, Artistic and Scientific Property), it indicated Mazzucchi as co-author of between 18 and 23 pieces signed only by Eduardo Di Capua. The Presidency of the Council of Ministers opposed the complaint, presenting an appeal accepted on April 29, 1994 by the first Section of the Civil Court of Rome.
In October 1999, a great-grandson of Eduardo Di Capua claimed his ancestor's sole authorship of "'O sole mio", but at the subsequent recourse of Mazzucchi's heirs, the heir admitted the collaboration between the two composers, so that the verdict issued by the Court of Turin in March 2002 recognized Alfredo Mazzucchi as co-author of the melody of a total of 23 total songs, which will therefore remain under copyright until 2042 (ie 70 years after the author's death).
Birth and Death Data: Born 1878, Died February 10, 1972
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, baritone vocal, piano, lyricist, songwriter
Notes: He is also known as Emanuele Alfredo Mazzucchi.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-9548||12-in.||10/13/1910||Stornelli montagnoli||Eugenio Torre||Male vocal solo, with chorus and mandolin orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9641||10-in.||11/12/1910||Si sarria||Teresa de Matienzo||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16656||10-in.||10/13/1915||Titi||Orquesta Típica Argentina Celestino||Instrumental quintet||composer|
|Victor||B-22536||10-in.||1/22/1919||Caprice de femme||Orquesta Típica Argentina Celestino||Instrumental quintet||composer|
|Victor||B-22542||10-in.||1/22/1919||Candy kid||Orquesta Típica Argentina Celestino||Instrumental quintet||composer|
|Victor||B-22544||10-in.||1/23/1919||Fox trot del gallo||Orquesta Típica Argentina Celestino||Instrumental quintet||composer|
|Victor||B-23190||10-in.||10/3/1919||'A signora apporta||Giuseppe Milano||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39586||10-in.||8/30/1927||Accussi, acculli||Mafalda Carta||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||G-1910||10-in.||5/1/1917||Ingenuitá campestre||Alfredo Mazzucchi||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|Victor||G-1911||10-in.||5/1/1917||Massariante||Alfredo Mazzucchi||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|Victor||G-1912||10-in.||5/1/1917||Tomasa||Alfredo Mazzucchi||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||G-1913||10-in.||5/1/1917||¡Qué papelón!||Alfredo Mazzucchi||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1917-04-25-01]||Not documented||4/25/1917||[Unknown title(s)]||Alfredo Mazzucchi||Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment)||instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Columbia||11073||10-in.||between 1903 and 1914||Stornelli montagnoli||Luigi Baldassare||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||S-7943||10-in.||May 1921||Stornelli montagnoli||Giuseppe Russo||Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin||composer|
|Brunswick||E19535||10-in.||6/10/1926||Stornelli montagnoli||Isa Kremer||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E27332||10-in.||4/12/1928||Ombra ca torna||Gilda Mignonette||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E27358||10-in.||4/17/1928||Casarella sulitaria||Gilda Mignonette||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E27359||10-in.||4/17/1928||Passione napulitana||Gilda Mignonette||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E19355-E19356||10-in.||5/26/1926||Stornelli montagnoli||Isa Kremer||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Edison||924||10-in.||approximately Dec. 1911||Stornelli montagnoli||Gennaro Pasquariello||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Gramophone||927ah||10-in.||12/1/1910||Amore castigliano||Tina Onorful||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Gramophone||0BA1508||10-in.||1/13/1936||Buon appetito||Eugenio Mignone ; Mario Pasqualillo||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Gramophone||1917ah||10-in.||9/13/1912||Cos'è l'amore||Olimpia d'Avigny||Female vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Gramophone||2855y||10-in.||5/4/1912||Stornelli montagnoli||La Goya||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mazzucchi, Alfredo," accessed December 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206485.
Mazzucchi, Alfredo. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206485.
"Mazzucchi, Alfredo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 December 2022.
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