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Otto Nicolai

Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai (9 June 1810 – 11 May 1849) was a German composer, conductor, and one of the founders of the Vienna Philharmonic. Nicolai is best known for his operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor as Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. In addition to five operas, Nicolai composed lieder, works for orchestra, chorus, ensemble, and solo instruments.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 9, 1810 (Königsberg), Died May 11, 1849 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-1788 12-in. 10/19/1904 Merry wives of Windsor overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1788 10-in. 10/19/1904 Merry wives of Windsor overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-1889 12-in. 11/2/1904 Merry wives of Windsor overture Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-19533 12-in. 3/29/1917 Le comari di Windsor : Ouverture Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor C-26532 12-in. 6/15/1922 The merry wives of Windsor : Overture Josef Pasternack ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-33633 12-in. 12/7/1925 Merry wives of Windsor overture Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-33634 12-in. 12/7/1925 Merry wives of Windsor overture Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-023916 12-in. 6/28/1938 The merry wives of Windsor : Overture Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-023917 12-in. 6/28/1938 The merry wives of Windsor : Overture Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Columbia 178 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 Merry wives of Windsor : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 178 10-in. ca. 1901 Merry wives of Windsor : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 4947 10-in. ca. 1910 Tarry with me Harry Anthony ; James F. Harrison Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38364 10-in. 10/23/1912 Lied des Falstaff Louis Bauer Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48532 12-in. 12/27/1915 Merry wives of Windsor : Overture Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 98080 12-in. 5/2/1923 The merry wives of Windsor : Overture Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 5722 12-in. between 1903 and 1908 Overture Banda Española ; Charles Adams Prince Band composer  
Columbia 44003 10-in. either 1916 or 1917 Fallstaff's Trinklied Carl Braun Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7373 10-in. Apr. 1920 Merry wives of Windsor Henry Hadley Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick X7068 12-in. approximately Jan. 1922 Merry wives of Windsor overture Walter B. Rogers Band Band composer  
Brunswick X10073-X10076 12-in. 3/8/1923 Merry wives of Windsor : Overture Capitol Grand Orchestra ; Erno Rapée Orchestra composer  
Brunswick XC272-XC274 12-in. 5/3/1926 Merry wives of Windsor overture Cleveland Orchestra ; Nikolai Sokoloff Orchestra composer  
Brunswick 810½bi 10-in. 1929 The merry wives of Windsor : Act I, pt. 3 The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 811bi 10-in. 1929 The merry wives of Windsor : Act III, pt. 2 The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 812½bi 10-in. 1929 The merry wives of Windsor : Act III, pt. 1 The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 813½bi 10-in. 1929 The merry wives of Windsor : Act II, pt. 2 The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nicolai, Otto," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102655.

Nicolai, Otto. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102655.

"Nicolai, Otto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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