Martucci, Giuseppe

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Italian composer, pianist, and conductor.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Bologna, to [Joseph Bennett], 1897 June 4 and 1899 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581890

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Bologna, 26 October 1889, to Paolo Rotondo in Naples, 1889 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581894

"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)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Faccio, Franco, 1840-1891. Autograph letter signed, dated : Bologna, 28 November 1888, to Giuseppe Martucci, 1888 Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Martucci, Giuseppe, 1856-1909. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Bologna, to [Joseph Bennett], 1897 June 4 and 1899 May 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collection of Ricordi records, 1810-1959 Music Library
creatorOf Lucca, Giovannina, 1814-1894. Autograph letter signed, dated : Milan, 7 April 1883, to [Giuseppe] Martucci, 1883 Apr. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Martucci, Giuseppe, 1856-1909. Due romanze per violoncello con accompagnamento di pianoforte / Giuseppe Martucci. Northwestern University
creatorOf Martucci, Giuseppe, 1856-1909. Autograph letter signed, dated : Bologna, 26 October 1889, to Paolo Rotondo in Naples, 1889 Oct. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. Autograph letter signed, dated : dated Milan, 11 May 1890, to [Giuseppe] Martucci, 1890 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. Autograph letters signed (8), dated : Cernobbio, Nervi, Milan [and other places], 1890-1907 [and n.d.], to Giuseppe Martucci, 1890 Sept. 11 and 1907 Jan. 17, 1890-1907 [and n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. Autograph letter signed, dated : Milan, 1 March 1911, to Sigra. Maria Martucci, 1911 Mar. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Memorial Library of Music collection Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Alfano, Franco, 1875-1954 person
associatedWith Bennett, Joseph, 1831-1911, person
associatedWith Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. person
associatedWith Clausetti, Carlo, 1869-1943 person
associatedWith Clausetti, Pietro, 1817-1892 person
associatedWith Colombo, Alfredo, 1877-1962 person
associatedWith Faccio, Franco, 1840-1891. person
associatedWith Ganardini, A. person
associatedWith Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906. person
associatedWith Keating, George T., b. 1892 person
associatedWith Lucca, Giovannina, 1814-1894. person
associatedWith Malipiero, Gian Francesco, 1882-1973 person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Montemezzi, Italo, 1875-1952 person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Ponchielli, Amilcare, 1834-1886 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 Rotondo, Paolo, person
associatedWith Sardou, Victorien, 1831-1908 person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916 person
associatedWith Valcarenghi, Renzo person
associatedWith Zandonai, Riccardo, 1883-1944 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Violoncello and piano music--Scores
Musical sketches


Birth 1856-01-06

Death 1909-06-01




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SNAC ID: 73633958