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 21, 1871 (Aachen), Died August 24, 1958 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone CWR397 12-in. 10/11/1926 Pilgerchor Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra and vocal chorus conductor  
Gramophone CWR400 12-in. 10/11/1926 Einzug der Gäste auf die Wartburg Berlin State Opera Orchestra ; Staatsoper‏ ‎Berlin‏ ‎Chor Orchestra and vocal chorus conductor  
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 0RA637 10-in. 5/24/1935 Ach, wie so herrlich zu schau'n Orchester der Berliner Staatsoper ; Marcel Wittrisch Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Gramophone CWR669 10-in. 1/17/1927 The flying Dutchman : Overture (Part 1) Leo Blech ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR670 10-in. 1/17/1927 The flying Dutchman : Overture (Part 2) Leo Blech ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin 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 BWR712 10-in. 1/26/1927 Radetzky march Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR1320 12-in. 11/7/1927 Iphigenia in Aulis : Ballet suite no. 1 Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR1321 12-in. 11/7/1927 Iphigenia in Aulis : Ballet suite no. 1 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  
Gramophone CLR5260 12-in. 3/28/1929 My darling waltz [Schatz-Walzer] Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blech, Leo," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103965.

Blech, Leo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103965.

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