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Joseph Hislop

Joseph Hislop (5 April 1884 – 6 May 1977) was a Scottish lyric tenor who appeared in opera and oratorio and gave concerts around the world. He sang at La Scala, Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, and the Opéra-Comique, Paris, as well as forging a remarkable career in Denmark and Sweden, where he was made a Knight of the Dannebrog and a Knight of the Order of Vasa. He toured America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand on several occasions and made a large number of recordings, some of which are available on CD re-issues. Hislop is notable for having been the final teacher of the Swedish tenor Jussi Björling and for developing a number of fine British singers through his post-War work at the Guildhall School of Music and at Sadler's Wells. After retiring to Fife, he taught the Scottish baritone Donald Maxwell.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 5th, 1884 (Edinburgh), Died May 6th, 1977 (Fife)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone Bb19752 10-in. 9/22/1930 A heart as pure as gold Jacques Heuvel ; Joseph Hislop Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Gramophone Bb19753 10-in. 9/22/1930 Oh maiden, my maiden Jacques Heuvel ; Joseph Hislop Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  


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