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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 201-225 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 1258 10-in. 9/13/1912 Then you'll remember me Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 1291 10-in. 9/27/1912 Overture String orchestra (unidentified; Edison Records) String orchestra composer  
Edison 1569 Not documented 7/7/1922 Arrow and the song Edward M. Young Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2023 10-in. 11/22/1912 Overture Orchestra (unidentified; Edison Records) Orchestra composer  
Edison 2123 10-in. 2/4/1913 The Bohemian girl overture American Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 2186 10-in. 3/18/1913 I dream that I dwelt in marble halls Marie Narelle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2447 10-in. 9/10/1913 The heart bowed down Thomas Chalmers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2492 10-in. 10/14/1913 What is the spell hath yet effaced the first fond lines that love has traced Benjamin E. Berry ; Marie De Kyser Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Edison 3741 10-in. 5/1/1915 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Kitty Berger Harp-zither solo composer  
Edison 4260 10-in. 11/9/1915 I dream't I dwelt in marble halls Julia Heinrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4338 10-in. 12/13/1915 Love's old sweet song American Saxophone Quartet Saxophone quartet composer  
Edison 4417 10-in. 1/12/1916 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Julia Heinrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4477 10-in. 2/7/1916 Then you'll remember me James Harrod Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4730 10-in. 5/17/1916 Killarney John A. Finnegan Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4926 10-in. 8/16/1916 Come into the garden, Maud Hardy Williamson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5094 10-in. 10/25/1916 Come into the garden, Maud Redferne Hollinshead Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5431 10-in. 3/6/1917 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Venetian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet composer  
Edison 5986 10-in. 1/30/1918 The Bohemian girl : Selection Creatore's Band Band composer  
Edison 6115 10-in. Mar. 1918 I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls Florence Ferrell Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6282 10-in. July 1918 Killarney Anita Rio Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 9206 10-in. 10/16/1923 Then you'll remember me Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 11088 10-in. 7/6/1926 Then you'll remember me Edna White Trumpet solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1008c 12-in. 1907 Come into the garden, Maud Edward Lloyd Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Pathé E65326 27-cm approximately 1916 Killarney George J. Gaskin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Vocalion [Vo cat 5133-b] 10-in. approximately Oct. 1923 I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls Moore & Davis Guitar duet composer  
(Results 201-225 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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