Scope and Content
Title: Ernesto Claudio Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1925
Collection number: ARCHIVES CLAUDIO 1
Claudio, Ernesto, 1877-1957
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Shelf location: For current information on the location of
these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
- Former owner:
- Ernesto Claudio
- The Claudio family, July, 1971
Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Head of the Music Library.
[Identification of item], Ernesto Claudio collection, ARCHIVES CLAUDIO 1, The Music
Library, University of California, Berkeley.
The following information was relayed to Mr. John A. Emerson in a
telephone call by Mr. Cesare Claudio, Berkeley about Ernesto Claudio and the Claudio
family (February, 1984):
Ernesto Claudio was born in Naples, Italy, on March 6, 1877. When the family lived in
Athens, Greece, his mother taught him the violin. At the age of 18 he graduated from the
Royal Conservatory in Naples, and later concertized in Italy, Greece and France. He was a
member of the San Carlo Opera Company. While touring the United States the company
disbanded, and Mr. Claudio decided to remain here. He was married in Naples. Mr. Claudio
played with the Seattle Symphony, then moved to San Francisco and conducted the
orchestra at the Warfield Theater. Ernesto Claudio had four children: Ferdinand, Maria,
Cesare, and Silvio. Members of the Claudio family who have been members of the San
Francisco Symphony Orchestra are: Cesare, cello; Ferdinand, violin; Silvio, violin, and
Mary Hughson Claudio, cello. Ernesto Claudio died in Kentfield on April 5,
Scope and Content
The collection comprises a portfolio of theater music for orchestra, scores and parts,
chiefly excerpts arranged from operas, and published by G. Ricordi and C. Fischer.