Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( RUD-yərd; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.
Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is seen as an innovator in the art of the short story. His children's books are classics; one critic noted "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."
Kipling in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was among the United Kingdom's most popular writers. Henry James said, "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius, as distinct from fine intelligence, that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, as the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and at 41, its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded for the British Poet Laureateship and several times for a knighthood, but declined both. Following his death in 1936, his ashes were interred at Poets' Corner, part of the South Transept of Westminster Abbey.
Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed with the political and social climate of the age. The contrasting views of him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell saw Kipling as "a jingo imperialist," who was "morally insensitive and aesthetically disgusting." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "[Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."
Birth and Death Data: Born December 30th, 1865 (Mumbai), Died January 18th, 1936 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: author, composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 130 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||0988||7-in.||2/17/1900||On the road to Mandalay||Arthur Collins||Male vocal solo||author|
|Berliner||01020||7-in.||Feb. 1900||The absent minded beggar||S. H. Dudley||Male vocal solo||author|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]4||7-in.||6/28/1900||Fuzzy-Wuzzy||George Broderick||Recitation||author|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]5||7-in.||6/28/1900||On the road to Mandalay||George Broderick||Recitation||author|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]6||7-in.||6/28/1900||Danny Deever||George Broderick||Recitation||author|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]81||7-in.||6/9/1900||The absent-minded beggar||George Broderick||Male vocal solo||author|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]199||7-in.||9/15/1900||The absent-minded beggar||S. H. Dudley||Male vocal solo||author|
|Victor||A-679||7-in.||11/9/1903||Danny Deever||George Alexander||Male vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Victor||B-679||10-in.||11/9/1903||Danny Deever||George Alexander||Male vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Victor||B-782||10-in.||12/4/1903||Danny Deever||Edward Brigham||Recitation||author|
|Victor||B-4586||10-in.||6/13/1907||Mother o' mine||Herbert Witherspoon||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||C-6199||12-in.||5/18/1908||Mother o' mine||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||author|
|Victor||C-7021||12-in.||4/29/1909||Danny Deever||Reinald Werrenrath||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||CVE-7021||12-in.||4/20/1927||Danny Deever||Reinald Werrenrath||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-8160||10-in.||8/19/1909||Gunga Din||Edgar L. Davenport||Recitation||author|
|Victor||B-9458||10-in.||9/16/1910||Rolling down to Rio||Albert G. Janpolski||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-9520||10-in.||10/5/1910||Rolling down to Rio||Herbert Witherspoon||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||C-9569||12-in.||10/21/1910||Gunga Din||Clifton Crawford||Recitation, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-10220||10-in.||4/24/1911||The vampire||Robert C. Hilliard||Recitation||author|
|Victor||B-10703||10-in.||7/11/1911||The last leaf||Frank Burbeck||Recitation||author|
|Victor||B-11278||10-in.||11/27/1911||Danny Deever||Percy Hemus||Male vocal solo||author|
|Victor||C-11278||12-in.||2/14/1913||Danny Deever||Percy Hemus||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-11677||10-in.||3/6/1912||On the road to Mandalay||Earl Cartwright||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-13034||10-in.||3/28/1913||Mother o' mine||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-13582||10-in.||7/16/1913||If||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kipling, Rudyard," accessed September 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102514.
Kipling, Rudyard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102514.
"Kipling, Rudyard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 September 2021.
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