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Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior (20 March 1890 – 18 March 1973) was a Danish-American opera singer. He was the preeminent Wagnerian tenor of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s and has come to be considered the quintessence of his voice type. Late in his career, Melchior appeared in movie musicals and on radio and television. He also made numerous recordings.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 20th, 1890 (Copenhagen), Died March 18th, 1973 (Santa Monica)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Notes: Address in 1937, from Victor ledgers (BS-3987): Ansonia Hotel; Apt. 1077; 73rd and Broadway; New York City.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 57 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-03987 10-in. 1/18/1937 Personal record for Mr. Melchior Lauritz Melchior Tenor vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07871 10-in. 4/27/1937 Heimliche Aufforderung Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07872 10-in. 4/27/1937 Traum durch die Dämmerung Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07873 10-in. 4/27/1937 Lenz (Spring) Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07874 10-in. 4/27/1937 Tonerna (Tones) Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07875 10-in. 4/27/1937 Into the light Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07876 10-in. 4/27/1937 Do not go, my love Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07877 10-in. 4/27/1937 Zueignung (Devotion) Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-07878 10-in. 4/27/1937 En svane (A swan) Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022322 10-in. 4/17/1938 Nothung! Nothung! Lauritz Melchior ; Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-022323 12-in. 4/17/1938 Lohengrin's Abschied Lauritz Melchior ; Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022324 10-in. 4/17/1938 Winterstürme Lauritz Melchior ; Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-022325 12-in. 4/17/1938 Amfortas! Die Wunde! Lauritz Melchior ; Eugene Ormandy ; Philadelphia Orchestra Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-022326 12-in. 4/17/1938 Amfortas! Die Wunde! Lauritz Melchior Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-022327 12-in. 4/17/1938 Schlussgesang (Nur eine Waffe taugt) Lauritz Melchior Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022421 10-in. 4/11/1938 Schon streckt' ich aus im Bett Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022422 10-in. 4/11/1938 Mailied Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022423 10-in. 4/11/1938 A dream Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022424 10-in. 4/11/1938 Mir träumte von einem Königskind Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022425 10-in. 4/11/1938 Drick! Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022426 10-in. 4/11/1938 Auf dem Kirchhofe Lauritz Melchior ; Ignace Strasfogel Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-031860 10-in. 1/30/1939 Er und sie Lotte Lehmann ; Lauritz Melchior Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-031861 10-in. 1/30/1939 So wahr die Sonne scheinet (True as the sun shines) Lotte Lehmann ; Lauritz Melchior Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-031862 10-in. 1/30/1939 Familien Gemalde Lotte Lehmann ; Lauritz Melchior Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-031863 10-in. 1/30/1939 Ich denke dein Lotte Lehmann ; Lauritz Melchior Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 57 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Melchior, Lauritz," accessed December 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100028.

Melchior, Lauritz. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100028.

"Melchior, Lauritz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100028

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