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Franz Lehár

Franz Lehár ( LAY-har; Hungarian: Lehár Ferenc [ˈlɛhaːr ˈfɛrɛnt͡s]; 30 April 1870 – 24 October 1948) was an Austro-Hungarian composer. He is mainly known for his operettas, of which the most successful and best known is The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe).

Birth and Death Data: Born April 30th, 1870 (Komárno), Died Bad Ischl

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, conductor

Notes: Name also appears as Franz Lehar, and F. Lehar. His father, Franz Lehár Sr., was a bandmaster who also composed dances and marches.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 296 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-4658 12-in. 7/9/1907 Merry widow waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-4681 10-in. 7/15/1907 Merry widow waltz Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-4929 12-in. 11/14/1907 Vilia Helene Noldi Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4964 10-in. 12/11/1907 I love you so Harry Macdonough ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-5044 12-in. 1/30/1908 The merry widow waltz Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-5065 10-in. 2/11/1908 Vilia song Elise Stevenson Female vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus composer  
Victor B-5066 10-in. 2/11/1908 The silly cavalier Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor E-5068 8-in. 2/11/1908 Vilia song Elise Stevenson Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-5079 10-in. 2/14/1908 Women! Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-5082 10-in. 2/17/1908 Maxim's Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6154 10-in. 4/28/1908 The merry widow two-step Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-6165 10-in. 5/1/1908 'The man with three wives' waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-6177 10-in. 5/8/1908 Harrigan medley Signor "Grinderino" "Street" (barrel) piano composer  
Victor C-6223 12-in. 5/22/1908 The merry widow : Selection Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-6413 10-in. 9/16/1908 Red roses waltz Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-6422 10-in. 9/18/1908 Merry widow waltz : Burlesque Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-6893 10-in. 3/17/1909 Jolly widow waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-6893 12-in. 3/17/1909 Jolly widow waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-8113 12-in. 7/15/1909 Vilia song Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8486 12-in. 12/16/1909 Gold and silver waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-8508 10-in. 12/28/1909 Kukuska Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-8513 10-in. 12/28/1909 Elfentanz valse Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-8623 10-in. 2/11/1910 Wenn zwei sich lieben Paul Nelva Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-9330 12-in. 7/27/1910 Count of Luxembourg waltzes Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-9594 12-in. 10/31/1910 Gems from The merry widow Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 296 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lehár, Franz," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102499.

Lehár, Franz. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102499.

"Lehár, Franz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102499

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