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Benjamin Godard

Benjamin Louis Paul Godard (18 August 1849 – 10 January 1895) was a French violinist and Romantic-era composer of Jewish extraction, best known for his opera Jocelyn. Godard composed eight operas, five symphonies, two piano and two violin concertos, string quartets, sonatas for violin and piano, piano pieces and etudes, and more than a hundred songs. He died at the age of 45 in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes) of tuberculosis and was buried in the family tomb in Taverny in the French department of Val-d'Oise.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 18th, 1849 (Paris), Died January 10th, 1895 (Cannes)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 115 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1402 7-in. 5/21/1902 Berceuse Monsieur Fernand Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1402 10-in. 5/21/1902 Berceuse Monsieur Fernand Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor B-1052 10-in. 2/27/1904 Embarquez-vous Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1053 10-in. 2/27/1904 Embarquez-vous Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo composer  
Victor B-1368 10-in. 5/27/1904 Berceuse Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-1368 12-in. 5/27/1904 Berceuse Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-2372 10-in. 3/13/1905 Lullaby Charles D'Almaine ; Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with piano and violin obbligato composer  
Victor C-3867 12-in. 10/10/1906 Berceuse Rosario Bourdon Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4115 10-in. 12/7/1906 Berceuse Gudrun Carlson Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-6008 10-in. 3/4/1908 Berceuse Victor E. Sorlin Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6403 12-in. 9/11/1908 Lullaby Louis Heine Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8333 10-in. 10/29/1909 Viens avec nous Jeanne Gerville Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9329 10-in. 7/27/1910 Lullaby from Jocelyn Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-9417 10-in. 9/9/1910 Berceuse Mischa Ferenzo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-10654 12-in. 6/28/1911 Mazurka Charles Gilbert Spross Piano solo composer  
Victor B-11287 10-in. 11/21/1911 Chanson de Florian Rita Fornia Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11392 10-in. 12/18/1911 Berceuse Edmond Clément Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11465 10-in. 1/17/1912 Le voyageur Marcel Journet Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12426 10-in. 9/27/1912 Novellozzo Frank La Forge Piano solo composer  
Victor B-12429 10-in. 9/26/1912 Second valse, op. 56 Frank La Forge Piano solo composer  
Victor B-12432 10-in. 9/30/1912 Berceuse Gutia Casini Cello solo, with piano (take 1); with organ (take 2) composer  
Victor B-12910 10-in. 2/13/1913 Nous allons partir Edmond Clément ; Geraldine Farrar ; Victor Orchestra Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13454 10-in. 6/19/1913 Berceuse Arthur Pryor's Band Band, with trombone solo composer  
Victor B-13835 10-in. 9/23/1913 Berceuse Venetian Trio (Victor Records ensemble) Instrumental trio composer  
Victor BVE-13835 10-in. 3/16/1926 Jocelyn : Berceuse Venetian Trio (Victor Records ensemble) Instrumental trio composer  
(Results 1-25 of 115 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Godard, Benjamin," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103047.

Godard, Benjamin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103047.

"Godard, Benjamin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103047

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