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Michael Arne

Michael Arne (c. 1740 – 14 January 1786) was an English composer, harpsichordist, organist, singer, and actor. He was the son of the composer Thomas Arne and the soprano Cecilia Young, a member of the famous Young family of musicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Like his father, Arne worked primarily as a composer of stage music and vocal art song, contributing little to other genres of music. He wrote several songs for London's pleasure gardens, the most famous of which is Lass with the Delicate Air (1762). A moderately prolific composer, Arne wrote nine operas and collaborated on at least 15 others. His most successful opera, Cymon (1767), enjoyed several revivals during his lifetime and into the early nineteenth century.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1740 (London), Died 1786 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-4210 12-in. 1/10/1907 The lass with the delicate air Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-4857 12-in. 10/3/1907 The lass with the delicate air Marcella Sembrich ; Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12556 10-in. 11/1/1912 The lass with the delicate air Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14259 10-in. 12/31/1913 The lass with the delicate air Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-Test-1917 10-in. 1/14/1935 The lass with the delicate air Mildred Faas Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-Test-1931 12-in. 5/22/1935 O rest in the Lord Ruth Carhart Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-05-05-02] Not documented 5/5/1915 Serenata Mrs. C. R. Smith Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 38838 10-in. 5/10/1913 The lass with the delicate air Carolina White Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30885 12-in. ca. 1911 The lass with the delicate air Ellison Van Hoose Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37316 12-in. 6/4/1915 The lass with the delicate air Corinne Rider-Kelsey Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 98158 12-in. 8/26/1924 The lass with the delicate air Florence Macbeth Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W142102 10-in. 4/23/1926 The lass with the delicate air Maria Kurenko Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W150598 10-in. 6/19/1930 The lass with the delicate air Anna Case ; Carroll Hollister Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 8648-8649 10-in. approximately Aug. 1922 Lass with the delicate air Virginia Rea Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5704 10-in. 7/23/1917 The lass with the delicate air Adelaide Fischer Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6373 10-in. between 9/18/1918 and 9/23/1918 The lass with the delicate air Gertrude Hull Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6934 10-in. 9/17/1919 The lass with the delicate air Blanche Skrainka Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7471 10-in. 8/2/1920 The lass with the delicate air Carsten Woll Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8012 10-in. 5/23/1921 The lass with the delicate air Marie Rappold Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arne, Michael," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103109.

Arne, Michael. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103109.

"Arne, Michael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103109

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