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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 21, 1871 (Aachen), Died August 25, 1958 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone CWR293 12-in. 9/6/1926 Tannhäuser : Overture Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR355 12-in. 9/23/1926 Die Fledermaus : Overture Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR356 12-in. 9/23/1926 Die Fledermaus : Overture Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR359 12-in. 9/24/1926 Tannhäuser : Overture Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR360 12-in. 9/24/1926 Tannhäuser : Overture Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR370 12-in. 9/24/1926 Marriage of Figaro : Overture Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR397 12-in. 10/11/1926 Pilgerchor Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra and vocal chorus conductor  
Gramophone CWR398 12-in. 10/11/1926 Kirchenchor Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin ; Staatsoper‏ ‎Berlin‏ ‎Chor Orchestra and mixed vocal chorus conductor  
Gramophone CWR399 12-in. 10/11/1926 Wach' auf, es nahet gen den Tag Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin ; Staatsoper‏ ‎Berlin‏ ‎Chor Orchestra and mixed 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 CWR407 12-in. 10/14/1926 Wotans abschied Leo Blech ; Alexander Kipnis ; Staatskapelle Berlin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Gramophone CWR408 12-in. 10/14/1926 Wotans abschied Leo Blech ; Alexander Kipnis ; Staatskapelle Berlin Bass vocal solo, with orchestra 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 12-in. 1/17/1927 The flying Dutchman : Overture (Part 2) Leo Blech ; The State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone BWR695 10-in. 1/24/1927 Fidelio : Overture, part 1 Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone BWR696 10-in. 1/24/1927 Fidelio : Overture, part 2 Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle 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 BWR711 10-in. 1/26/1927 Perpetuum mobile Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone BWR712 10-in. 1/26/1927 Radetzky march Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone BWR1157 10-in. 9/19/1927 Czar and carpenter : Overture, part 1 Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
Gramophone BWR1158 10-in. 9/19/1927 Czar and carpenter : Overture, part 2 Leo Blech ; Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra conductor  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blech, Leo," accessed July 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103965.

Blech, Leo. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103965.

"Blech, Leo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

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

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