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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 101-125 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19563 10-in. 4/7/1917 Irish melodies medley Tom Ennis Irish pipes solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-22577 10-in. 2/11/1919 I love the sky Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22873 10-in. 5/27/1919 Pak na mne vzpomeneš! František A. Pangrác Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22874 10-in. 5/27/1919 V tísni srdce František A. Pangrác Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23997 10-in. 5/5/1920 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24387 10-in. 8/17/1920 Killarney Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-26401 10-in. 4/6/1922 Killarney Hans Kindler Cello solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-27969 10-in. 5/24/1923 Then you'll remember me Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28669 10-in. 10/17/1923 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls Alice Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30564 10-in. 8/11/1924 Killarney Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31322 10-in. 11/13/1924 The heart bow'd down Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34009 10-in. 12/4/1925 The yellow and blue University of Michigan Band ; Wilfred Wilson Band composer  
Victor BVE-45144 10-in. 5/15/1928 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-46928 10-in. 8/22/1928 Killarney William A. Kennedy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PCVE-61059 12-in. 12/12/1930 Bohemian girl selections Creatore's Band Band composer  
Victor PCVE-61062 12-in. 12/13/1930 Bohemian girl selections Creatore's Band Band composer  
Victor BRC-69955 10-in. 6/17/1931 Skips for Children Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-83311 12-in. 6/14/1934 Killarney Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-187 10-in. 4/27/1926 Then you'll remember me Max Dolin Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-019658 10-in. 2/11/1938 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-051376 10-in. 7/3/1940 The victors All-American Glee Club ; Emile Coté Male vocal chorus composer  
Victor BS-066840 10-in. 7/15/1941 Killarney Emile Coté ; Walter Preston ; Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus and male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-03-17-01] Not documented 3/17/1915 Killarney Robert Spice Concertina solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1917-08-06-01] Not documented 8/6/1917 Killarney Gwenn Jocelyn Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 2 7-in. ca. 1901 The heart bowed down Artists vary Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 101-125 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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