Bernhard Flies

Bernhard Flies (about 1770 in Berlin – ?) was a German amateur composer and a doctor of medicine.

Little is known about Flies. He composed some piano pieces and songs. He is best known for the romantic music to the lullaby Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf ein, (Sleep, my little prince, go to sleep) attributed to him, also known as Das Wiegenlied (the Cradle Song), from the theatre play "Esther" written by Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter (1746–1797). Recent research suggests that the song was originally composed by Johann Friedrich Anton Fleischmann. For a long time, the composition was mistakenly attributed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K.350 in the Köchel-Verzeichnis).

Birth and Death Data: Born 1770 (Berlin), Died January 26, 1829

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]942 7-in. 9/9/1901 Wiegenlied Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]942 10-in. 8/4/1902 Wiegenlied Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3544 10-in. 9/9/1901 Wiegenlied Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo composer  
Victor B-17182 10-in. 2/17/1916 Cradle song Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17461 10-in. 4/7/1916 Wiegenlied Ema Destinnová Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38973 10-in. 6/29/1927 Shluf ein Pierre Pinchik Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 914 7-in. ca. 1902 Wiegenlied Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 914 10-in. ca. 1902 Wegenlied Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Flies, Bernhard," accessed May 16, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105581.

Flies, Bernhard. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105581.

"Flies, Bernhard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 16 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105581

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