Tosti, Sir Paolo, 1846-1916

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Italian composer.

From the description of Autograph letters signed : 92 Finchley Road, N.W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1891 Feb. 2 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125573

Italian song composer and singing teacher.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 15 December 1908, to an unidentified recipient. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270677806

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 26 December 1901, to an unidentified recipient, 1901 Dec. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270677804

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 12 July 1893, to M. [Joseph] Bennett, 1893 July 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270677799

"The firm of Ricordi was founded in Milan in 1808 by Giovanni Ricordi (1785-1853); it was directed from 1853 to 1888 by his son Tito (1811-1888), from 1888 to 1912 by Tito’s son Giulio (1840-1912) and from 1912 to 1919 by Giulio’s son Tito (1865-1933). The firm was managed from 1919 to 1940 jointly by Renzo Valcarenghi and Carlo Clausetti, from 1940 to 1944 by Valcarenghi and Alfredo Colombo and from 1944 to 1952 by Colombo, Eugenio Clausetti and Camillo Ricordi. In 1952 it became a limited company, under the presidency first of Colombo, then of Guido Valcarenghi (from 1961), Carlo Origoni (from 1976), Gianni Babini (from 1982) and Guido Rignano (from 1988 to 1995). In June 1995 the company merged with BMG Ariola forming a new company BMG Ricordi S.p.a., of which Casa Ricordi is a division managed by Mimma Guastoni."

"During his first decade in business Giovanni Ricordi issued an average of 30 publications a year; in his second the yearly average was about 300. This expansion was largely the result of a succession of contracts starting from December 1814, which he won as prompter and exclusive copyist to La Scala, giving him the right to publish the music performed there; in 1825 he purchased their entire musical archives. In 1816 he had a similar contract as copyist to the Teatro Re, and in the 1830s and 1840s concluded highly favourable agreements with the opera houses of Venice and Naples. By the end of 1837 he had not only purchased the stock and plates of Ferdinando Artaria but was able to boast more than 10,000 publications, the exclusive rights to operas written for Milan and Naples, an archive of 1800 autograph manuscripts and a branch in Florence."

"In the entire history of music publishing there has been no other firm that through its own efforts, astuteness, initiative and flair has achieved a position of dominance such as Ricordi enjoyed in Italy in the 19th century, nor of power such as it has been able to maintain (on account of its rights on Verdi’s and Puccini’s operas) in the 20th." -- Richard Macnutt.

From the guide to the Collection of Ricordi records, 1810-1959, (Music Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Collection of Ricordi records, 1810-1959 Music Library
referencedIn Whitney, Myron William, Jr., 1872-1954. Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p.], 16 February [n.y.], to Mrs. [Harry Harkness] Flagler [n.y.] Feb. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Annie Schletter papers, 1757-1937 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Donna vorrei morire ; Perdutamente ; Napoli dorme, Napoli canta / P. Tosti. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Sympathy letters for victims of the Messina and Reggio earthquakes, 1908-1911. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Keene, T. W. Incidental music for Thomas Wallace Keene's performances in various plays [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Autograph letters signed : 92 Finchley Road, N.W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1891 Feb. 2 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 12 June [n.y.], to an unidentified recipient. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Moreland, Arthur. Letters, 1898-1922. Florida State University
referencedIn A.P. Schmidt Company. A.P. Schmidt Company archives, 1869-1958 (bulk 1895-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Schletter, Annie, 1858-1944. Annie Schletter papers, 1757-1937. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924. The Marie Corelli collection, 1880-1927 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn The Marie Corelli Collection, 1880-1927 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Rodd, Rennell, 1858-1941. Under Lochnagar manuscript. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lauro Ayestarán Collection, 1830-1966, (bulk 1850-1950) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Edwin Franko Goldman Autograph Collection, ca. 1770-1954, 1850s-1940s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn O'Mara, Joseph, 1861-1927. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], to Miss Bennett, 1903 May 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 12 July 1893, to M. [Joseph] Bennett, 1893 July 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rosa Ponselle collection of performances, recorded interviews, and films, 1926-1987 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Serge Diaghilev/Serge Lifar Collection, 1750-1950, (bulk 1890-1929) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924. The Marie Corelli collection, 1880-1927 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Autograph and typed letters and cards signed, written to Arthur Moreland, and a letter from Louis Napoleon Parker to Seymour Hicks, 1898-1922 and undated
referencedIn The Marie Corelli Collection, 1880-1927 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 15 December 1908, to an unidentified recipient. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 26 December 1901, to an unidentified recipient, 1901 Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Collection of sheet music featuring British composers, ca. 1775-1986 (inclusive), 1830-1930 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Albanesi, Carlo, 1856-1926. person
associatedWith Alfano, Franco, 1875-1954 person
correspondedWith A.P. Schmidt Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ayestarán, Lauro. person
associatedWith Bennett, Joseph, 1831-1911, person
associatedWith Clausetti, Carlo, 1869-1943 person
associatedWith Clausetti, Pietro, 1817-1892 person
associatedWith Colombo, Alfredo, 1877-1962 person
associatedWith Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924. person
associatedWith Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929 person
associatedWith Ganardini, A. person
associatedWith Goldman, Edwin Franko, 1878-1956 person
associatedWith Malipiero, Gian Francesco, 1882-1973 person
associatedWith Martucci, Giuseppe, 1856-1909 person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Montemezzi, Italo, 1875-1952 person
correspondedWith Moreland, Arthur. person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library corporateBody
associatedWith O'Mara, Joseph, 1861-1927. person
associatedWith Ponchielli, Amilcare, 1834-1886 person
associatedWith Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981 person
associatedWith Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 person
associatedWith Ricordi (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Ricordi, Giovanni, -1853 person
associatedWith Ricordi, Giulio, 1840-1912 person
associatedWith Ricordi, Tito person
associatedWith Ricordi, Tito, 1811-1888 person
associatedWith Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908 person
associatedWith Schletter, Annie, 1858-1944. person
associatedWith Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900, person
associatedWith Valcarenghi, Renzo person
associatedWith Whitney, Myron William, Jr., 1872-1954. person
associatedWith Zandonai, Riccardo, 1883-1944 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Songs (High voice) with piano
Occupation
Composers
Collector
Function

Person

Birth 1846-04-09

Death 1916-12-02

Britons

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6834b91

Ark ID: w6834b91

SNAC ID: 48965695