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Victor Léon

Victor Léon, also Viktor Léon (born Victor Hirschfeld; 4 January 1858, Szenic, Nyitra County, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (today Senica, Slovakia) – 3 February 1940, Vienna) was a well-known Jewish Austrian-Hungarian librettist. He collaborated with Leo Stein to produce the libretto of Franz Lehár's romantic operetta The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe).

Birth and Death Data: Born January 4th, 1858 (Senica), Died February 3rd, 1940 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30869 10-in. 9/29/1924 Vilja-Lied Editha Fleischer Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80230 10-in. 3/7/1922 Vilia Gladys Rice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80261 10-in. 3/24/1922 Vilia Margaret Romaine Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-70896 10-in. Oct. 1922 Turtle dove Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Léon, Victor," accessed December 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103092.

Léon, Victor. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103092.

"Léon, Victor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103092

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