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William Congreve

William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729) was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. He is known for his clever, satirical dialogue and influence on the comedy of manners style of that period. He was also a minor political figure in the British Whig Party.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 24th, 1670 (Leeds), Died January 19th, 1729 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: librettist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-15398 12-in. 11/13/1914 Oh, sleep! Why dost thou leave me? Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Congreve, William," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102490.

Congreve, William. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102490.

"Congreve, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102490

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