Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ kɔʁnɛj]; 6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian. He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine.

As a young man, he earned the valuable patronage of Cardinal Richelieu, who was trying to promote classical tragedy along formal lines, but later quarrelled with him, especially over his best-known play, Le Cid, about a medieval Spanish warrior, which was denounced by the newly formed Académie française for breaching the unities. He continued to write well-received tragedies for nearly forty years.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 6, 1606 (Paris), Died October 1, 1684 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MS-030550 16-in. 12/4/1938 Le Cid Richard Kollmar Re-recording : Radio broadcast author  
Victor MS-030551 16-in. 12/4/1938 Le Cid Richard Kollmar Re-recording : Radio broadcast author  
Victor MS-030552 16-in. 12/4/1938 Le Cid Richard Kollmar Re-recording : Radio broadcast author  
Victor MS-030553 16-in. 12/4/1938 Le Cid Richard Kollmar Re-recording : Radio broadcast author  
Victor D9RB-0266 10-in. 3/9/1949 Psyche Lotte Lehmann ; Paul Ulanowsky Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Brunswick 15554-15555 10-in. 4/15/1925 Psyché Giuseppe Danise Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Corneille, Pierre," accessed December 10, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102453.

Corneille, Pierre. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 10, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102453.

"Corneille, Pierre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 10 December 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102453

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