Riccardo Barthelemy

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Olympic medal record
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Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Music

Riccardo Barthelemy, also Richard and Barthélemy (Smyrna 1869–1937) was an Italian composer and pianist.

Barthelemy studied in San Pietro a Majella conservatory in Naples. His compositions included songs and stage works. He worked as a pianist with famous opera singer Enrico Caruso.

In 1912 he won a gold medal in the art competitions of the Olympic Games for his "Marcia trionfale olimpica" ("Olympic Triumphal March").


  • Caressing butterfly
  • Love's willfulness
  • Adorables tourments
  • Triste ritorno
  • Chi se nne scorda cchiù?
  • Pesca d'ammore
  • Sérénade Coquette


  • KRAMER, Bernhard: Richard Barthélemy: Gold Medallist in the First Olympic Music Competition at Stockholm 1912 - Enrico Caruso's Accompanist. Journal of Olympic History, vol. 11, n. 2, 2003, p. 11-13. online PDF

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