- The first, " Mala Pasqua ! " by Stanislao Gastaldon, was entered in the same competition as Mascagni's.
- The enormous success of Stanislao Gastaldon's 1881 Ricordi, to publish it and arrange for its premiere at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome.
- Comparisons of these two recordings " O casto fior " and Stanislao Gastaldon's " Ti vorrei rapire " ( formerly misidentified as " Perch?? " ) with the Tamagno brothers'recording of the " Otello " duet " Si pel ciel " reveals the baritone voice to be identical in timbre and production, with its thin and nasal qualities, especially in the passagio.