Doesn't take the enquirer much further. I wonder if anyone can cast any light on Molajoli and his existence/biography?
Biographical details concerning Molajoli are not known; he had apparently no career at all in the opera house as a conductor, although he was a musical coach, and conducted for Columbia a number of opera sets in the early years of electrical 78 r.p.m. recordings. These included La Gioconda, Aida, Cavalleria rusticana, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Andrea Chenier, Fedora, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Mefistofele, Manon Lescaut, Ernani, Rigoletto, Il trovatore, Carmen (in Italian), Pagliacci, L'elisir d'amore, Don Pasquale, La favorita, Lucia di Lammermoor and I due Foscari (with the La Scala Orchestra et al.), in addition to the overtures to Giovanna d'Arco, Medee, Il matrimonio segreto, Semiramide, Mignon and Norma, Gounod's Judex and the prelude and waltz from Faust, Mascagni's Danza esotica and sinfonia from La maschere, the Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda, a movement from Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1, Fontane di Roma, Pini di Roma, Mancinelli's Ero e Leandro suite, Cartini's L'isola del garda, the bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, the preludes to Acts I and III of La traviata, and the intermezzi from Acts I and III of I gioielli della Madonna (with the Milan Symphony Orchestra), and his arrangement of Vivaldi's Concerto in A major (with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra for HMV). Some of the operas were abridged; not all were well cast.
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