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Edward Lear

Edward Lear (12 May 1812, Holloway – 29 January 1888, Sanremo) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, now known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; making coloured drawings during his journeys, which he reworked later, sometimes as plates for his travel books; as a (minor) illustrator of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poems. As an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense collections of poems, songs, short stories, botanical drawings, recipes and alphabets. He also composed and published twelve musical settings of Tennyson's poetry.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 12th, 1812 (Highgate), Died January 29th, 1888 (Sanremo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 4284 7-in. June 1897-Oct. 1898 The owl and the pussy cat Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet author  
Berliner 0573 7-in. 4/19/1900 The owl and the pussy cat Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]87 7-in. 7/10/1900 The owl and the pussy cat Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]87 10-in. 9/14/1901 The owl and the pussy cat Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3178 10-in. 3/6/1901 The owl and the pussy cat Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet author  
Victor B-723 10-in. 11/19/1903 The owl and the pussy cat Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra author  
Victor C-723 12-in. 12/2/1903 The owl and the pussy cat Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra author  
Victor C-14834 12-in. 5/21/1914 The owl and the pussy cat S. H. Clark Recitation author  
Victor BS-036891 10-in. 5/11/1939 The pobble The Koralites Dramatic scene author  
Victor BS-067776 10-in. 9/10/1941 Owl and the pussy cat Craig McDonnell Recitation, with instrumental trio and sound effects author  
Victor BS-067777 10-in. 9/10/1941 Mr. and Mrs. Spikky Sparrow Craig McDonnell Recitation, with instrumental trio and sound effects author  
Victor BS-067778 10-in. 9/10/1941 The duck and the kangaroo Craig McDonnell Recitation, with instrumental trio and sound effects author  
Victor BS-067779 10-in. 9/10/1941 The Jumblies Craig McDonnell Recitation, with instrumental trio and sound effects author  
Victor BS-067780 10-in. 9/10/1941 The broom, the shovel, the poker and the tongs Craig McDonnell Recitation, with instrumental trio and sound effects author  
Victor BS-067781 10-in. 9/10/1941 The table and the chair Craig McDonnell Recitation, with instrumental trio and sound effects author  
Columbia 751 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The owl and the pussy cat Artists vary Male vocal quartet author  
Columbia 751 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The owl and the pussy cat Artists vary Male vocal quartet author  
Columbia 45744 10-in. 6/3/1915 The owl and the pussy cat Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lear, Edward," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102449.

Lear, Edward. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102449.

"Lear, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102449

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