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Michael William Balfe

Michael William Balfe (15 May 1808 – 20 October 1870) was an Irish composer, best-remembered for his operas, especially The Bohemian Girl.

After a short career as a violinist, Balfe pursued an operatic singing career, while he began to compose. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he composed at least 29 operas, almost 250 songs, several cantatas and other works. He was also a noted conductor, directing Italian Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre for seven years, among other conducting posts.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 15th, 1808 (Dublin), Died October 20th, 1870 (Hertfordshire)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, lyricist

Notes: Irish poet, composer, and singer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 221 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 166 7-in. Before 1895 Then you'll remember me Artists vary Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 349 7-in. 10/4/1898 The heart bowed down August P. Stengler Clarinet solo composer  
Berliner 520 7-in. 11/29/1895-12/14/1898 The arrow and the song J. W. Myers Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 581 7-in. May 1898 Then you’ll remember me Annie Carter Female vocal solo composer  
Berliner 908 7-in. Before Apr. 1898 The heart bowed down Artists vary Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 944 7-in. 8/12/1897 Killarney Artists vary Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1941 7-in. 12/14/1898 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls J. W. Myers Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 3406 7-in. May 1896-Mar. 1899 Killarney Artists vary Cornet solo composer  
Berliner 4256 7-in. June 1897-Apr. 1898 Killarney Diamond Four Male vocal quartet composer  
Berliner 0319 7-in. 7/10/1899 Then you'll remember me Charles P. Lowe Xylophone solo composer  
Berliner 0556 7-in. 9/29/1899 Killarney Herbert L. Clarke Cornet solo composer  
Berliner 0604 7-in. Oct. 1899 Killarney Jean Moeremans Saxophone solo composer  
Berliner 01079 7-in. 3/13/1900 The Bohemian girl : Selection Royal Italian Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]38 7-in. 7/2/1900 Then you'll remember me Marie Romaine Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]95 7-in. 6/14/1900 Killarney Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]95 10-in. 4/8/1902 Killarney Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]406 7-in. 9/27/1900 Killarney Herbert L. Clarke Cornet solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]687 7-in. 2/20/1901 The heart bowed down J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]687 10-in. 4/28/1902 The heart bowed down J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]748 7-in. 4/29/1901 Killarney Mina Hickman Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]748 10-in. 1/28/1903 Killarney Mina Hickman Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]783 7-in. 5/6/1901 The heart bowed down Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]842 7-in. 6/3/1901 I dreamed that I dwelt Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1666 7-in. 10/8/1902 The arrow and the song Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1666 10-in. 10/8/1902 The arrow and the song Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 221 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Balfe, Michael William," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102997.

Balfe, Michael William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102997.

"Balfe, Michael William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102997

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