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D. F. E. Auber

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (French: [danjɛl fʁɑ̃swa ɛspʁi obɛːʁ]; 29 January 1782 – 12 May 1871) was a French composer and director of the Paris Conservatoire.

Born into an artistic family, Auber was at first an amateur composer before he took up writing operas professionally when the family's fortunes failed in 1820. He soon established a professional partnership with the librettist Eugène Scribe that lasted for 41 years and produced 39 operas, most of them commercial and critical successes. He is mostly associated with opéra-comique and composed 35 works in that genre. With Scribe he wrote the first French grand opera, La Muette de Portici (The Dumb Woman of Portici) in 1828, which paved the way for the large-scale works of Giacomo Meyerbeer.

Auber held two important official musical posts. From 1842 to 1871 he was director of France's premier music academy, the Paris Conservatoire, which he expanded and modernised. From 1852 until the fall of the Second Empire in 1870 he was director of the imperial chapel in the Louvre, for which he wrote a substantial number of liturgical works and other religious music.

A devotee of Paris, Auber refused to leave the city when the Franco Prussian War led to the siege of Paris and the subsequent rise of the Paris Commune. He died in his house in Paris, aged 89, shortly before the French government regained control of the capital.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 29, 1782 (Caen), Died May 12, 1871 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 87 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 01076 7-in. 3/12/1900 Fra Diavolo : Overture Royal Italian Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1746 7-in. 11/12/1902 Fra Diavolo overture American Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1746 10-in. 11/12/1902 Fra Diavolo overture American Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]2208 12-in. either 1901 or 1902 Crown diamonds overture Victor Grand Concert Band Band composer  
Victor A-222 7-in. 8/3/1903 Fra Diavolo overture Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor B-222 10-in. 8/3/1903 Fra Diavolo overture Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor C-222 12-in. 8/3/1903 Fra Diavolo overture Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor B-1817 10-in. 10/19/1904 Diamants de la couronne overture Garde Républicaine Band Band composer  
Victor C-1847 12-in. 10/27/1904 Crown diamonds overture Victor Band [i.e., Pryor's Band] Band composer  
Victor B-2061 10-in. 12/19/1904 Fra Diavolo overture Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor C-2084 12-in. 12/23/1904 Masaniello overture Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-2231 10-in. 2/9/1905 Laughing song Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4836 10-in. 9/25/1907 C'est l'histoire amoureuse Ellen Beach Yaw Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-8882 12-in. 4/22/1910 Fra Diavolo overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-10114 12-in. 3/31/1911 Fra Diavolo : Selection Vessella's Italian Band Band, with trumpet and trombone solos composer  
Victor C-10246 12-in. 5/1/1911 Gems from Fra Diavolo Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19338 10-in. 3/5/1917 Laughing song Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20934 10-in. 10/31/1917 Pobudka Julja Pijanowska Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-21207 12-in. 11/26/1917 Brass Victor Orchestra Instructional composer  
Victor C-21224 12-in. 12/4/1917 Percussion and full orchestra Victor Orchestra Instructional composer  
Victor C-27941 12-in. 5/29/1923 Masaniello : Overture Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43405 10-in. 3/15/1928 L'eclat de rire Sofia Del Campo Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43780 10-in. 5/9/1928 Fra Diavolo : Overture Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43781 10-in. 5/9/1928 Fra Diavolo : Overture Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-77994 10-in. 9/28/1933 Rhythmic activity Olga Mendoza Piano solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 87 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Auber, D. F. E.," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102840.

Auber, D. F. E.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102840.

"Auber, D. F. E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

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