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Leo Blech

Leo Blech (21 April 1871 – 25 August 1958) was a German opera composer and conductor who is perhaps most famous for his work at the Königliches Opernhaus (later the Berlin State Opera / Staatsoper Unter den Linden) from 1906 to 1937, and later as the conductor of Berlin's Städtische Oper from 1949 to 1953. Blech was known for his reliable, clear, and elegant performances, especially of works by Wagner, Verdi, and Bizet's Carmen (which he conducted over 600 times), and for his sensitivity as an accompanist.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 21st, 1871 (Aachen), Died August 24th, 1958 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone BWR465 10-in. 11/2/1926 The bartered bride overture German Opera Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone BWR466 10-in. 11/2/1926 The bartered bride overture German Opera Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR669 10-in. 1/17/1927 The flying Dutchman : Overture (Part 1) Leo Blech ; State Opera Orchestra, Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR670 10-in. 1/17/1927 The flying Dutchman : Overture (Part 2) Leo Blech ; State Opera Orchestra, Berlin, The Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR709 12-in. 1/26/1927 An der schönen, blauen Donau Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR710 12-in. 1/26/1927 An der schönen, blauen Donau Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1587 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1588 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1589 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1590 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1591 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1592 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1593 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1594 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1595 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1596 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1597 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CR1598 12-in. 11/15/1927 Symphony no. 7 [9] in C major Leo Blech ; London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blech, Leo," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103965.

Blech, Leo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103965.

"Blech, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103965

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