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Henrik Arnold Wergeland

Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland (17 June 1808 – 12 July 1845) was a Norwegian writer, most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist. He is often described as a leading pioneer in the development of a distinctly Norwegian literary heritage and of modern Norwegian culture.

Though Wergeland only lived to be 37, his range of pursuits covered literature, theology, history, contemporary politics, social issues, and science. His views were controversial in his time, and his literary style was variously denounced as subversive.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1808 (Kristiansand), Died Christiania

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13925 10-in. 10/8/1913 Til min gyldenlak Carsten Woll Tenor vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor C-14765 12-in. 4/24/1914 Sidste reis Rolf Hammer Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-19091 10-in. 2/16/1917 Ifjor gatt'eg geitinn' Nathalie Hansen Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19775 10-in. 5/11/1917 Norges fjelde Christian Mathisen Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W81961 10-in. 12/27/1927 Sidste reis Erling Krogh Tenor vocal solo, with piano lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wergeland, Henrik Arnold," accessed October 29, 2020,

Wergeland, Henrik Arnold. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from

"Wergeland, Henrik Arnold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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