Clement Scott

Clement William Scott (6 October 1841 – 25 June 1904) was an influential English theatre critic for the Daily Telegraph and other journals, and a playwright, lyricist, translator and travel writer, in the final decades of the 19th century. His style of criticism, acerbic, flowery and (perhaps most importantly) carried out on the first night of productions, set the standard for theatre reviewers through to today.

Scott accumulated enemies among theatre managers, actors and playwrights as years went on, picking quarrels with William Archer, Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw and others. After he gave a particularly ill-considered 1898 interview, in which he attacked the morals of theatre people, especially actresses, he was forced to retire as a theatre critic and his reputation and prospects suffered badly until, by the end of his life, he was impoverished.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 6th, 1841

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 183 7-in. Before 1895 Oh, promise me Artists vary Male vocal solo lyricist  
Berliner 359 7-in. Before 1895 Oh, promise me Soprano vocalist(s) (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Records) Female vocal solo lyricist  
Berliner 0678 7-in. Oct. 1899 Oh, promise me S. H. Dudley ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]176 7-in. 7/23/1900 O promise me Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]724 7-in. 3/11/1901 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]724 10-in. 10/30/1901 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1155 7-in. 12/10/1901 O promise me Alfred Doria Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1155 10-in. 12/10/1901 O promise me Alfred Doria Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1212 7-in. 1/23/1902 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1212 10-in. 1/23/1902 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3084 10-in. 2/6/1901 O! promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor A-982 7-in. 1/27/1904 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-982 10-in. 1/27/1904 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1188 7-in. 4/6/1904 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano and violin obbligato lyricist  
Victor B-1188 10-in. 4/6/1904 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano and violin obbligato lyricist  
Victor B-2656 10-in. 6/21/1905 O promise me Suzanne Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-2656 12-in. 6/21/1905 O promise me Suzanne Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-4070 8-in. 11/28/1906 O promise me Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6685 10-in. 12/23/1908 O promise me Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-8444 12-in. 12/10/1909 Gems from Robin Hood Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12417 10-in. 9/26/1912 Oh promise me Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18036 10-in. 6/29/1916 Oh, promise me Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-18036 10-in. 11/23/1925 Oh, promise me! Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19880 10-in. 5/21/1917 The garden of sleep Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24380 10-in. 8/13/1920 Oh promise me William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27087 10-in. 11/21/1922 Oh promise me Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor PBS-09531 10-in. 6/24/1937 Oh promise me Nelson Eddy ; Nathaniel Shilkret Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 42 7-in. ca. 1901 Oh, promise me Artists vary Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 42 10-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 Oh, promise me Artists vary Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 704 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Oh, promise me Jessie Oliver Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 704 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Oh, promise me Jessie Oliver Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38942 10-in. 7/11/1913 Oh promise me Mildred Potter Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79728 10-in. 2/17/1921 Oh promise me Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80452 10-in. 7/13/1922 Oh promise me Carmela Ponselle Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 30319 12-in. ca. 1909 Oh, promise me Mrs. A. Stewart Holt Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 48690 12-in. ca. 1916 The garden of sleep Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 98106 12-in. 12/17/1923 The garden of sleep Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 181 10-in. ca. June 1918 Oh, promise me! Marie Morrisey Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 4077-4078 10-in. approximately Aug. 1920 Oh promise me Elizabeth Lennox Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 13755-13757 10-in. 9/8/1924 Oh promise me Elizabeth Lennox Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E27431 10-in. 4/26/1928 Oh promise me Marie Morrisey Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E23711-E23712 10-in. 6/22/1927 Oh promise me Elizabeth Lennox Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E25090-E25092 10-in. 11/7/1927 Oh promise me Elizabeth Lennox Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 497 Not documented approximately Dec. 1910 The garden of sleep Violet Oppenshaw Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 1167 10-in. 7/29/1912 Oh promise me Festyn R. Davies Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 1191 10-in. 8/14/1912 O promise me Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2512 10-in. between 10/22/1913 and 10/23/1913 Oh promise me H. Delphine Rauch Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3021 10-in. May 1914 O promise me Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4207 10-in. 10/19/1915 Oh, promise me Venetian Instrumental Quartet Instrumental quartet lyricist  
Edison 6280 10-in. July 1918 O promise me Ida Gardner Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6694 10-in. 3/27/1919 Oh promise me Carolina Lazzari Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7676 10-in. 12/10/1920 The garden of sleep Betsy Lane Shepherd Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 19029 10-in. 2/5/1929 Oh promise me Ethyl Hayden Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-720 10-in. 2/5/1929 Oh, promise me Ethyl Hayden Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scott, Clement," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103991.

Scott, Clement. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103991.

"Scott, Clement." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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