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Inventory of the Ernesto Claudio collection, 1890-1925
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Sketch
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ernesto Claudio Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1925
    Collection number: ARCHIVES CLAUDIO 1
    Creator: Claudio, Ernesto, 1877-1957
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Former owner:
    Ernesto Claudio
    The Claudio family, July, 1971


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ernesto Claudio collection, ARCHIVES CLAUDIO 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Biographical Sketch

    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, 1957.

    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.