Elena Gerhardt

Elena Gerhardt (11 November 1883 – 11 January 1961) was a German mezzo-soprano singer associated with the singing of German classical lieder, of which she was considered one of the great interpreters. She left Germany for good to live in London in October 1934.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 11, 1883 (Connewitz), Died January 11, 1961 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: mezzo-soprano

Notes: Sang also in soprano range. Listed on some disc labels as Helene Gerhardt.

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1915-03-29-01] Not documented 3/29/1915 Liebesbotschaft Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor [Trial 1915-03-29-02] Not documented 3/29/1915 Der Schmied Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47323 10-in. 1/29/1917 S' mailufterl Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47324 10-in. 1/29/1917 Der kleine Rekrut Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47325 10-in. 1/29/1917 Stille nacht, heilige nacht Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47349 10-in. 2/7/1917 Der Mai ist gekommen Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47350 10-in. 2/7/1917 Am Sylvesterabend Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47351 10-in. 2/7/1917 Treue liebe Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47352 10-in. 2/8/1917 Morgen Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano and orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47384 10-in. 2/20/1917 Little Boy Blue Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47394 10-in. 2/28/1917 Ben Bolt Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47428 10-in. 3/16/1917 Est ist en Ros entsprungen Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 77015 10-in. 5/1/1917 The rosary Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 49135 12-in. 2/17/1917 His lullaby Elena Gerhardt Mezzo-soprano vocal solo vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 44963 10-in. either 1916 or 1917 Zigeunerlied Elena Gerhardt Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 44964 10-in. approximately 1916-1917 Wer uns getraut Max Bloch ; Elena Gerhardt Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 58246 10-in. April 1917 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht Elena Gerhardt Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 58247 10-in. approximately 1917 Heidenröslein Elena Gerhardt Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 58249 10-in. approximately 1917 Lang, lang ist's her Elena Gerhardt Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 58256 10-in. approximately May 1, 1917 O' Tannenbaum, o' Tannenbaum Max Bloch ; Elena Gerhardt Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Gramophone Bb10422 10-in. 3/9/1927 Die Post Elena Gerhardt Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Gramophone Bb10423 10-in. 3/9/1927 Die Krahe Coenraad Valentyn Bos ; Elena Gerhardt Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gerhardt, Elena," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104525.

Gerhardt, Elena. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104525.

"Gerhardt, Elena." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104525

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