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Charles Kœchlin

Charles Koechlin, baptized Charles-Louis-Eugène Koechlin (French: [ʃaʁl lwi øʒɛn keklɛ̃]; 27 November 1867 – 31 December 1950), was a French composer, teacher and writer on music. He was a political radical all his life and a passionate enthusiast for such diverse things as medieval music, The Jungle Book of Rudyard Kipling, Johann Sebastian Bach, film stars (especially Lilian Harvey and Ginger Rogers), traveling, stereoscopic photography and socialism. He once said: "The artist needs an ivory tower, not as an escape from the world, but as a place where he can view the world and be himself. This tower is for the artist like a lighthouse shining out across the world."

Birth and Death Data: Born November 27th, 1867 (16th arrondissement of Paris), Died December 31st, 1950 (Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-6202 12-in. 5/18/1908 Si tu le veux Emma Eames Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-83174 10-in. 7/3/1934 Le thé Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kœchlin, Charles," accessed October 17, 2021,

Kœchlin, Charles. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from

"Kœchlin, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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