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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

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  
Victor PC-55 12-in. 1/19/1925 Fra Diavolo overture Alfred Hertz ; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor PC-56 12-in. 1/19/1925 Fra Dialovo overture Alfred Hertz ; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor PCVE-252 12-in. 4/15/1927 Serenade Alfred Hertz ; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor S-560 12-in. 11/21/1910 Romanza del acto II Adelina Vehi Soprano vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031132 10-in. 12/30/1938 L'eclat de rire Milne Charnley ; Bidu Sayão Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 277 7-in. ca. 1901 Fra Diavolo : Overture Artists vary Orchestra composer  
Columbia 277 10-in. ca. 1901 Fra Diavolo : Overture Artists vary Orchestra composer  
Columbia 366 7-in. ca. 1901 Masaniello : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 366 10-in. ca. 1901 Masaniello : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 992 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Zanetta : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 992 10-in. ca. 1902-1908 Zanetta : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 993 7-in. ca. 1902 Crown diamonds : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 993 10-in. ca. 1902-1908 Crown diamonds : Overture Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 30066 12-in. ca. 1906 Les diamants de la couronne : Aria José Grayville Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30705 12-in. ca. Jan.-July 1911 Masaniello : Overture Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 36836 12-in. 12/9/1913 Fra diavolo : Selections Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 36841 12-in. 12/22/1913 Fra diavolo : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37495 12-in. 12/2/1915 Masaniello : Overture Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49077 12-in. 1/14/1917 Fra diavolo : Overture, part 1 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49078 12-in. 1/14/1917 Fra diavolo : Overture, part 2 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 10490 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Io sono signore un infelice Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10493 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Frà Diavolo : Grazie al cielo per una serva Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 10725 10-in. approximately 1903 to 1908 Fra diavolo : Quell'uom dal fiero aspetto Ines Maria Ferraris ; Angelo Santini Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 10994 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Grazie al cielo, per una serva Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 10996 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Io son, signore, un infelice Virgilio Bellatti Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 50470 10-in. between 1903 and 1906 Le domino noir : Fantasie Garde Républicaine Band Band composer  
Columbia 74194 12-in. approximately 1920 Fra Diavolo overture, part 1 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 74195 12-in. approximately 1920 Fra Diavolo overture, part 2 New Queen's Hall Orchestra ; Henry J. Wood Orchestra composer  
Columbia 75141 12-in. 7/5/1922 Crown diamonds : Overture, part 1 Eugene Goossens ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 75142 12-in. 7/5/1922 Crown diamonds : Overture, part 2 Eugene Goossens ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 75143 12-in. 7/7/1922 The bronze horse : Overture, part 1 Eugene Goossens ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 75144 12-in. 7/7/1922 The bronze horse : Overture, part 2 Eugene Goossens ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 75614 12-in. approximately 1913 Duo Masaniello en Pietro Carel Butter ; Louis Goldsteen Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E17914-E17917 10-in. 2/9/1926 On yonder rock reclining Mario Chamlee Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 395 10-in. Nov. 1910 Eclat de rire Lucette Korsoff Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 830 Not documented approximately Oct. 1911 Masaniello : Overture Band (unidentified; Edison Records) Band composer  
Edison 2024 10-in. 11/22/1912 Overture Orchestra (unidentified; Edison Records) Orchestra composer  
Edison 2110 10-in. 1/27/1913 On yonder rock reclining Marie De Kyser ; Royal Fish Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Edison 2124 10-in. 2/14/1913 Crown of diamonds overture Brass and string orchestra (unidentified; Edison Records) Brass and string orchestra composer  
Edison 2146 10-in. 2/19/1913 Bronze horse : Overture Brass and string orchestra (unidentified; Edison Records) Brass and string orchestra composer  
Edison 2238 10-in. 4/19/1913 Masaniello overture Edison Concert Band Band composer  
Edison 2539 10-in. 11/5/1913 Crown diamonds overture Edison Concert Band Band composer  
Edison 3136 10-in. between 6/20/1914 and 6/29/1914 On yonder rock reclining Marie De Kyser ; Royal Fish Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Edison 4288 10-in. 11/22/1915 Eclat de rire Yvonne de Tréville Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4505 10-in. 2/17/1916 Fra Diavolo : Overture Creatore's Band Band composer  
Edison 5779 10-in. 9/12/1917 On yonder rock reclining Vernon Dalhart ; Marie De Kyser Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0RA476 10-in. 3/21/1935 Erblickt auf Felsenhöhen Bruno Seidler-Winkler ; State Opera Orchestra, Berlin, The ; Marcel Wittrisch Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1313r 10-in. 6/23/1906 Rondo Aragonesa Geraldine Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1354c 12-in. approximately 1907 Io son, Signore, un infelice Ernesto Badini ; Antonio Pini-Corsi Male vocal duet (2 baritones), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1355½c 12-in. approximately 1907 Del capitano alla salute Ernesto Badini ; Antonio Pini-Corsi ; Gaetano Pini-Corsi Male vocal trio (tenor, and 2 baritones), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1434c 12-in. 1907 Muta di Portici : Sinfonía Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone BLR3784 10-in. 1/23/1928 Maurer und Schlosser (Ouvertüre) Orchester der Berliner Staatsoper ; Ernst Viebig Orchestra composer  
Gramophone BLR3785 10-in. 1/23/1928 Maurer und Schlosser (Ouvertüre) Orchester der Berliner Staatsoper ; Ernst Viebig Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 7019½b 10-in. 1905 Ah si per sempre Alberto Caffo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 7022b 10-in. 1905 Quell'uom dal fiero aspetto Alberto Caffo ; Emma Trentini Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 8038b 10-in. May 1906 Agnese la zitella Pietro Lara Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 11003b 10-in. approximately Nov. 1907 Sinfonia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 11004b 10-in. approximately Nov. 1907 Sinfonia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 11809u 10-in. 1907 Stumme von Portici Leo Slezak Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL3169 10-in. 6/8/1931 La mieu bella nissa Pierre Chagnon ; Léon Ponzio Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLB67 10-in. April-May 1930 Cavatine du Sommeil Louis Dister ; Fernand Goeyens Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLB68 10-in. April-May 1930 Amour sacré de la patrie Louis Dister ; Fernand Goeyens ; Louis Richard Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Auber, D. F. E.," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102840.

Auber, D. F. E.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102840.

"Auber, D. F. E.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102840

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