Bongiovanni (record label)

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Casa Bongiovanni (1905) of Bologna is an Italian classical music publisher and, since 1975, classical record label. The company was founded by Francesco Bongiovanni to publish the works of then modern composers such as Respighi, Zandonai, Alfano, Pietro Cimara, and Francesco Balilla Pratella.[1][2] It is known for unusual recordings of rare Italian repertoire, particularly lesser known bel canto Italian operas. The company also runs a small record shop in Bologna.[3]


  1. ^ Company website in Italian
  2. ^ International music & opera guide 1987 "ITALY BONGIOVANNI, Via Rizzoli 28, E 40125 Bologna (Tel: 051-225722). For more than 75 years this establishment has been publishing classical scores, and since 1975, Bongiovanni records. Singers such as Anderson, Bergonzi."
  3. ^ International record review: Volume 1, Issues 1-6; Volume 1, Issues 1-6 2000 The solitary recording of L'esule di Roma is a live performance from the Ligurian city of Savona on the Bongiovanni label. Bongiovanni, whose little record shop in Bologna is a collectors' mecca, specializes in rarity recordings, ...