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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 15, 1808 (Dublin), Died October 21, 1870 (Hertfordshire)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, lyricist

Notes: Irish poet, composer, and singer

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1985 7-in. 3/20/1903 Then you'll remember me Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1985 10-in. 3/20/1903 Then you'll remember me Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2071 7-in. 3/17/1903 Then you'll remember me Minnie Emmett Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2071 10-in. 3/17/1903 Then you'll remember me Minnie Emmett Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2105 7-in. 3/19/1903 Killarney Jules Levy Cornet solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2105 10-in. 3/19/1903 Killarney Jules Levy Cornet solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3119 10-in. 2/20/1901 The heart bowed down J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3137 10-in. 2/21/1901 The arrow and the song J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3291 10-in. 4/29/1901 Killarney Mina Hickman Female vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3328 10-in. 5/6/1901 The heart bowed down Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3335 10-in. 5/7/1901 Then you'll remember me Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3434 10-in. 6/3/1901 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Rosalia Chalia Soprano vocal solo composer  
Victor A-545 7-in. 10/7/1903 I dreamed I dwelt in marble halls Jules Levy Cornet solo composer  
Victor A-799 7-in. 12/9/1903 Bohemian girl selection Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-799 10-in. 12/9/1903 Bohemian girl selection Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-799[a] 10-in. 2/11/1909 Bohemian girl overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-799 12-in. 2/11/1909 The Bohemian girl : Selections Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-868 10-in. 12/21/1903 The Bohemian girl : Selections Louis H. Christie Clarinet solo composer  
Victor B-1140 10-in. 3/19/1904 Then you'll remember me Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-1140 7-in. 3/14/1905 Then you'll remember me Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1213 10-in. 4/13/1904 Then you'll remember me Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-1213 12-in. 4/13/1904 Then you'll remember me Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1329 10-in. 5/19/1904 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-1329 12-in. 5/19/1904 I dreamed I dwelt in marble halls Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor A-1460 7-in. 6/9/1904 The arrow and the song Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 26-50 of 227 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Balfe, Michael William," accessed February 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102997.

Balfe, Michael William. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102997.

"Balfe, Michael William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 February 2024.

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

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