Kerstin Thorborg

Kerstin Thorborg (May 19, 1896 - April 12, 1970) was a Swedish opera singer. The contralto Kerstin Thorborg was one of the best dramatic Wagnerian singers in the two decades between 1930 and 1950. By all accounts, Thorborg was a magnificent actor with great stage presence. In addition, she was endowed with a beautifully steady and intense tone.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 19, 1896 (Mora), Died April 12, 1970 (Hedemora)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Notes: Also sings mezzo-soprano.

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

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-018845 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018846 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018847 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018848 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018849 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-018850 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-051840 10-in. 7/10/1940 Lenz Kerstin Thorborg Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-051864 10-in. 7/15/1940 Swedish lullaby (Sov i sommarsus) Leo Rosenek ; Kerstin Thorborg Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-057008 12-in. 10/18/1940 Mignon (Kennst du das Land) Leo Rosenek ; Kerstin Thorborg Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-057009 12-in. 10/18/1940 Mignon (Kennst du das Land) Leo Rosenek ; Kerstin Thorborg Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor CS-057010 12-in. 10/18/1940 Halswing Kerstin Thorborg Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-057011 10-in. 10/18/1940 Den forsta kyssen Kerstin Thorborg Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX127 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Der Einsame im Herbst, part 1 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX128 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Der Einsame im Herbst, part 2 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX130 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Von der Schönheit, part 1 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX131 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Von der Schönheit, part 2 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX133 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Der Abschied, part 1 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX134 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Der Abschied, part 2 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX135 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Der Abschied, part 3 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX136 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Der Abschied, part 4 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX137 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Der Abschied, part 5 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHAX138 12-in. 5/24/1936 or before Der Abschied, part 6 Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHA744 10-in. 5/24/1936 Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia (U.K.) CHA745 10-in. 5/24/1936 Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Kerstin Thorborg ; Bruno Walter ; Wiener Philharmoniker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thorborg, Kerstin," accessed December 8, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103215.

Thorborg, Kerstin. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103215.

"Thorborg, Kerstin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 8 December 2022.

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