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Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832), was a Scottish historian, novelist, poet, and playwright. Many of his works remain classics of European and Scottish literature, notably the novels Ivanhoe (1819), Rob Roy (1817), Waverley (1814), Old Mortality (1816), The Heart of Mid-Lothian (1818), and The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), along with the narrative poems Marmion (1808) and The Lady of the Lake (1810). He had a major impact on European and American literature.

As an advocate, judge, and legal administrator by profession, he combined writing and editing with his daily work as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. He was prominent in Edinburgh's Tory establishment, active in the Highland Society, long a president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832), and a vice president of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1827–1829). His knowledge of history and literary facility equipped him to establish the historical novel genre as an exemplar of European Romanticism. He became a baronet of Abbotsford in the County of Roxburgh, Scotland, on 22 April 1820; the title became extinct on his son's death in 1847.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 15, 1771 (Edinburgh), Died September 21, 1832 (Abbotsford House)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6250 10-in. 6/5/1908 Jock o' Hazeldean Henry Burr Male vocal solo author  
Victor B-8053 10-in. 6/15/1909 The hunter's song Whitney Brothers Quartet Male vocal quartet author  
Victor B-10530 10-in. 6/14/1911 Jock o' Hazeldean John Young Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-10702 10-in. 7/11/1911 One, two, three Frank Burbeck Recitation author  
Victor B-10716 10-in. 7/12/1911 The knight's toast Frank Burbeck Recitation author  
Victor B-10982 10-in. 9/18/1911 Border ballad Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-14470 12-in. 2/17/1914 Columbus Cora Mel Patten Recitation author  
Victor C-15301 12-in. 10/22/1914 Ave Maria Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with harp author  
Victor C-15614 12-in. 1/21/1915 Hail to the chief Victor Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with bagpipes author  
Victor B-17247 10-in. 3/2/1916 Soldier, rest Elsie Baker ; Olive Kline Female vocal duet, with harp and orchestra author  
Victor B-18135 10-in. 7/20/1916 Coronach Marguerite Dunlap ; Olive Kline ; Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal trio, with woodwind accompaniment author  
Victor B-19312 10-in. 2/26/1917 O hush thee, my babie Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra author  
Victor B-21634 10-in. 3/27/1918 The toils are pitch'd Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-21635 10-in. 3/27/1918 They bid me sleep Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-47812 10-in. 10/5/1928 John Peel Royal Dadmun Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor CVE-49209 12-in. 11/27/1928 Ave Maria John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra author  
Victor BRC-64844 10-in. 12/23/1930 Border ballad Mendelssohn Glee Club Radio broadcast : Male vocal chorus author  
Columbia 19888 10-in. 5/17/1912 Jock o' Hazeldean Mary Garden Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 46022 10-in. 9/14/1915 Bonnie Dundee Albert Wiederhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia W141728 10-in. 2/26/1926 Song of the marching men T. Glyndwr Richards ; Royal Mountain Ash Male Choir Male vocal chorus, with piano author  
Columbia W148690 10-in. 6/12/1929 Border ballad Arthur Bergh ; Fraser Gange Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia W151544 10-in. 5/7/1931 Jock o' Hazeldean Sandy MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scott, Walter," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102263.

Scott, Walter. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102263.

"Scott, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102263

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