Clausetti, Carlo, 1869-1943

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"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
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1903 March 11. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini autograph card to Carlo Clausetti, 1896 July 30. Library of Congress
creatorOf Colautti, Arturo. Autograph letter signed, dated : Milan, 3 May 1913, to Carlo [Clausetti], 1913 May 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Collection of Ricordi records, 1810-1959 Music Library
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1909 Feb. 11. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1911 July 9. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1905 Apr. 20. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1924 Oct. 9. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1920 Dec. 19. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Antonio, 1886-1946. Antonio Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1924 Nov. 12. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1906 Sept. 13. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini autograph letter to Carlo Clausetti, undated. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1911 July 10. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1895 Sept. 23. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini postcard to Carlo Clausetti, 1924 Nov. 7. Library of Congress
creatorOf Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. [Letter] 1907, July 11, Torre lde Lago, Toscana [to] Carlo Clausetti, Bari / [Giacomo Puccini]. Northwestern University
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1899 Nov. 1. Library of Congress
creatorOf Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. Autograph letter signed on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., n.d.], to [Carlo] Clausetti, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini autograph letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1909 Feb. 24. Library of Congress
creatorOf Edward Johnson Collection. Correspondence, insurance policy, confirmation of La Scala, newspaper clippings, thank you notes, passport information, telegrams, announcements, and biographical notes concerning Edward Johnson's opera career between 1907-1938. University of Guelph
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1897 Feb. 15. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1912 Jan. 14. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1921 Aug. 6. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1924 Oct. 29. Library of Congress
creatorOf Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. Autograph letter signed, dated : Milan, 18 March [1894], to [Carlo] Clausetti [at Ricordi], 1894 Mar. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1921 Nov. 8 or 9. Library of Congress
creatorOf Respighi, Ottorino, 1879-1936. [Letter] [1]923, February 1, Roma [to] [Carlo] Clausetti / Ottorino Respighi. Northwestern University
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1894 July 18. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1924 Feb. 14. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1908 Feb. 27. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1895 Sept. 8. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1903 Dec. 29. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini telegram to Carlo Clausetti, 1924 Nov. 2. Library of Congress
referencedIn Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Giacomo Puccini letter to Carlo Clausetti, 1924 March 25. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Alfano, Franco, 1875-1954 person
associatedWith Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. person
associatedWith Clausetti, Pietro, 1817-1892 person
associatedWith Colautti, Arturo. person
associatedWith Colombo, Alfredo, 1877-1962 person
associatedWith Edward Johnson Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Ganardini, A. person
associatedWith Malipiero, Gian Francesco, 1882-1973 person
associatedWith Martucci, Giuseppe, 1856-1909 person
associatedWith Montemezzi, Italo, 1875-1952 person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library corporateBody
associatedWith Ponchielli, Amilcare, 1834-1886 person
correspondedWith Puccini, Antonio, 1886-1946. person
correspondedWith Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. person
associatedWith Respighi, Ottorino, 1879-1936. 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 Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916 person
associatedWith Valcarenghi, Renzo person
associatedWith Zandonai, Riccardo, 1883-1944 person
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