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Charles Lecocq

Alexandre Charles Lecocq (3 June 1832 – 24 October 1918) was a French composer, known for his opérettes and opéras comiques. He became the most prominent successor to Jacques Offenbach in this sphere, and enjoyed considerable success in the 1870s and early 1880s, before the changing musical fashions of the late 19th century made his style of composition less popular. His few serious works include the opera Plutus (1886), which was not a success, and the ballet Le cygne (1899). His only piece to survive in the regular modern operatic repertory is his 1872 opéra comique La fille de Madame Angot (Mme Angot's Daughter). Others of his more than forty stage works receive occasional revivals.

After study at the Paris Conservatoire, Lecocq shared the first prize with Georges Bizet in an operetta-writing contest organised in 1856 by Offenbach. Lecocq's next successful composition was an opéra-bouffe, Fleur-de-Thé (Tea-flower), twelve years later. His comic operas Les cent vierges (The Hundred Virgins, 1872), La fille de Madame Angot (1872) and Giroflé-Girofla (1874) were all successes and established his international reputation. Critics remarked on the elegance of the music in Lecocq's best works. His other popular pieces in the 1870s included La petite mariée (The Little Bride, 1875) and Le petit duc (The Little Duke, 1878). Although a few of his works in the early 1880s were well-received, and he continued composing for more than two decades afterwards, his later works never achieved the same admiration.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 3, 1832 (Paris), Died October 24, 1918 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 66 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1303 7-in. Before Oct. 1898 Chanson politique Laura Libra Soprano vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1305 7-in. 6/11/1898 Couplet Clairette Laura Libra Soprano vocal solo composer  
Victor C-8787 12-in. 4/4/1910 Voyons, Monsieur, raisonnous politique David Devriès ; Gabrielle Lejeune-Gilibert Vocal duet (mezzo-soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9062 10-in. 6/7/1910 Giroflé-Girofla selection Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-10103 12-in. 3/27/1911 Gems from Giroflé-Girofla Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor O-515 10-in. 11/16/1910 El corazón y la mano Adelina Vehi Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 483 7-in. ca. 1901 The little duke : Selections Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 483 10-in. ca. 1901 The little duke : Selections Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 19412 10-in. 6/15/1911 Elle est tellement innocente Paul Dufault Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 11021 10-in. approximately 1908 to 1914 Coro dei cospiratori Vocal chorus (unidentified; Columbia Records) Vocal chorus composer  
Columbia 50584 10-in. between 1903 and 1906 Sous le regard de deux grands yeux Albert Piccaluga Baritone vocal solo composer  
Columbia 75286 12-in. approximately 1916 Marche des "Bleus" Guardia Republicana de Paris Band composer  
Columbia 76568 12-in. approximately 1919 Overture Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76569 12-in. approximately 1919 Entracte Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76570 12-in. approximately 1919 On Monday she sold cod-fish Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens ; Herbert Langley Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra composer  
Columbia 76571 12-in. approximately 1919 When heavy care Beecham Opera Company ; Desirée Ellinger ; Eugene Goossens ; Constantin Stroesco Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76572 12-in. approximately 1919 Clairette I worship Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens ; Constantin Stroesco Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76573 12-in. approximately 1919 The Augereau grenadiers Gladys Ancrum ; Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens Soprano vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra composer  
Columbia 76574 12-in. approximately 1919 Where are you going? Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens ; Herbert Langley ; Arthur Wynn Vocal duet (2 baritones), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76575 12-in. approximately 1919 In days gone by Beecham Opera Company ; Desirée Ellinger ; Eugene Goossens Soprano vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra composer  
Columbia 76576 12-in. approximately 1919 Eh, what! Gladys Ancrum ; Beecham Opera Company ; C. Bloomfield ; Desirée Ellinger ; Eugene Goossens ; Constantin Stroesco ; Arthur Wynn Vocal quintet with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76577 12-in. approximately 1919 Come, let's discuss political relations Gladys Ancrum ; Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens ; Constantin Stroesco Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76578 12-in. approximately 1919 You spent a lot on my education Beecham Opera Company ; Desirée Ellinger ; Eugene Goossens Soprano vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra composer  
Columbia 76579 12-in. approximately 1919 She is so sweet Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens ; Herbert Langley Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 76580 12-in. approximately 1919 Bless me, 'tis Larivaudiere Beecham Opera Company ; Eugene Goossens ; Constantin Stroesco ; Arthur Wynn Vocal duet (2 baritones), with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 66 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lecocq, Charles," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103749.

Lecocq, Charles. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103749.

"Lecocq, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

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