Alfredo Mazzucchi

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.

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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  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

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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