Carlo Sabajno

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Carlo Sabajno (1874 in Rosasco, Italy – 1938 in Milan) was an Italian conductor. From 1904 to 1932, he was the Gramophone Company's chief conductor and artistic director in Italy, responsible for some of the earliest full-length opera recordings, most of them with the orchestra of La Scala, Milan and prominent singers there. Particularly outstanding among these are his stately, authoritative late-1920s and early-1930s electrical recordings of Don Pasquale (with Tito Schipa in his only complete opera recording as Ernesto), Traviata (sadly limited by more than the usual cuts, but with silvery-voiced Alessandro Ziliani as Alfredo)), Aida (with Irene Minghini-Cattaneo's Amneris and Aureliano Pertile's Radamès), Otello (with Apollo Granforte as a formidable Iago) and Bohème (a superb understated, but highly distinguished, collaboration with excellent, if lesser-known, singers).

Discography[edit]

1907

  • 1907 Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Antonio Paoli, Giuseppina Huguet, Ernesto Badini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1907 Verdi: Aida - Teresa Chelotti, Orazio Cosentino, Vittoria Colombati, Giovanni Novelli, Alfredo Brondi; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan

1915 - 1919

1920 - 1930

  • 1920 Bizet: Carmen - Fanny Anitùa, Luigi Bolis, Ines Maria Ferraris, Cesare Formichi; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1920 Gounoud: Faust – Giuliano Romagnoli, Fernando Autori, Gemma Bosini, Adolfo Pacini, Gilda Timitz; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1921 Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Ottavia Giordano, Santo Santonocito, Ginevra Amato, Adolfo Pacini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1927-1928 Verdi: Rigoletto – Luigi Piazza, Lina Pagliughi, Tino Folgar; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1928 Puccini: La bohème – Rosina Torri, Aristodemo Giorgini, Ernesto Badini, Thea Vitulli; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan;
  • 1928 Verdi: AidaDusolina Giannini, Aureliano Pertile, Irene Minghini-Cattaneo, Giovanni Inghilleri, Luigi Manfrini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929 Verdi: Requiem - Maria Luisa Fanelli, Irene Minghini-Cattaneo, Franco Lo Giudice, Ezio Pinza; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929 Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Alessandro Valente, Adelaide Saraceni, Apollo Granforte; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929-30 Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Delia Sanzio, Giovanni Breviario, Piero Biasini; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929-30 Puccini: Madama ButterflyMargaret Burke Sheridan, Lionello Cecil, Ida Mannarini, Vittorio Weinberg; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1929-30 Puccini: ToscaCarmen Melis, Piero Pauli, Apollo Granforte; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan

1930 - 1932

  • 1930 Verdi: Il trovatore: – Aureliano Pertile, Maria Carena, Irene Minghini-Cattaneo, Apollo Granforte; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1930-31 Verdi: La traviata – Anna Rosza, Alessandro Ziliani, Luigi Borgonovo; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1931 Bizet: Carmen – Gabriela Besanzoni, Piero Pauli, Maria Carbone, Ernesto Besanzoni; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1931-32 Verdi: Otello – Nicola Fusati, Maria Carbone, Apollo Granforte; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
  • 1932 Donizetti: Don Pasquale – Ernesto Badini, Tito Schipa, Adelaide Saraceni, Afro Poli; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan

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