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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 151-175 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 77011 10-in. 4/26/1917 Then you'll remember me Vernon Stiles Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77197 10-in. 7/10/1917 Killarney Herbert L. Clarke Cornet solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77566 10-in. 12/11/1917 Medley of operatic airs, part 2 Sibyl Sanderson Fagan Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78596 10-in. 7/24/1919 Then you'll remember me Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78907 10-in. 1/2/1920 Then you'll remember me George Meader Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79891 10-in. 6/16/1921 Then you'll remember me Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Columbia 140278 10-in. 1/27/1925 Marble halls Francis Craig Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 30022 12-in. between January and May 1906 Killarney Ruth Vincent Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 30476 12-in. ca. 1910 I dream't I dwelt in marble halls Bettina Freeman Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30531 12-in. 9/8/1910 Then you'll remember me Charles Schuetze ; Carmine Stanzione ; George Stehl Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 30553 12-in. ca. 1910 The heart bowed down Vernon Archibald Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30614 12-in. 12/30/1910 Excelsior Frederick J. Wheeler ; John Young Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30670 12-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1911 Then you'll remember me Reed Miller Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36412 12-in. 6/26/1912 I dream't I dwelt in marble halls Grace Kerns Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36418 12-in. 7/8/1912 Come with the Gypsy bride Grace Kerns Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36473 12-in. 10/23/1912 The arrow and the song David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36762 12-in. ca. 1913 The heart bowed down Henri Scott Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36844 12-in. approximately 1913 Then you'll remember me Ruby Helder Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36918 12-in. 3/27/1914 Then you'll remember me Morgan Kingston Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37203 12-in. 3/5/1915 Killarney Alice Nielsen Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48577 12-in. 2/2/1916 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls Bettina Freeman Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49137 12-in. 2/27/1917 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49917 12-in. ca. 1920 The heart bow'd down Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49955 12-in. 2/18/1921 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 98041 12-in. 10/4/1922 Come into the garden, Maud Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 151-175 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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