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 (Results 26-50 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 54 records)

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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