Franz Wilhelm Abt (22 December 1819 – 31 March 1885) was a German composer and choral conductor. He composed roughly 3,000 individual works mostly in the area of vocal music. Several of his songs were at one time universally sung, and have obtained a more or less permanent place in the popular repertory. During his lifetime, Abt was a renowned choral conductor and he spent much of the last three decades of his life working as a guest conductor with choirs throughout Europe and in the United States.
Birth and Death Data: Born December 22, 1819 (Eilenburg), Died March 31, 1885 (Nordfriedhof (Wiesbaden))
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 72 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||830||7-in.||8/10/1897||Morning serenade||Boston Fadettes Ladies Brass Quartette||Brass quartet||composer|
|Berliner||1566||7-in.||4/21/1897||Wenn die Schwalben heimwärts ziehn||F. H. Weber||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]940||7-in.||9/9/1901||Sonnenlicht, Sonnenschein||Emil Muench||Tenor vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]940||10-in.||8/4/1902||Sonnenlicht, Sonnenschein||Emil Muench||Tenor vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]2070||7-in.||3/17/1903||When the swallows homeward fly||Minnie Emmett||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]2070||10-in.||3/17/1903||When the swallows homeward fly||Minnie Emmett||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3542||10-in.||9/9/1901||Sonnenlicht, Sonneschein||Emil Muench||Tenor vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||C-552||12-in.||10/7/1903||Embarrassment||Jules Levy||Cornet solo||composer|
|Victor||B-1407||10-in.||6/3/1904||Sonnenlicht Sonnenschein||Emil Muench||Tenor vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||B-1468||10-in.||6/10/1904||The merry postillion||Jean Moeremans||Saxophone solo||composer|
|Victor||A-1468||7-in.||6/10/1904||The merry postillion||Jean Moeremans||Saxophone solo||composer|
|Victor||B-2369||10-in.||3/13/1905||When the swallows homeward fly||Charles D'Almaine ; Corinne Morgan||Female vocal solo, with piano and violin obbligato||composer|
|Victor||B-2954||10-in.||12/13/1905||Wenn die Schwalben heimwärts zieh'n||Emil Muench||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||E-2954||8-in.||3/22/1906||Wenn die Schwalben heimwärts zieh'n||Emil Muench||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-3503||10-in.||7/10/1906||Min älskades namn||Joel Mossberg||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||E-4308||8-in.||3/14/1907||When the swallows homeward fly||Elise Stevenson||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-4532||10-in.||5/24/1907||When I know that thou art near me||Frederic Freemantel ; Corinne Morgan||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-4678||10-in.||7/12/1907||When the swallows homeward fly||Helene Noldi||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-4915||12-in.||11/8/1907||Ave Maria||Frederic Freemantel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-9661||12-in.||11/17/1910||Über den Sternen ist Ruh||Albert G. Janpolski||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10967||10-in.||9/15/1911||The foot traveler||Marguerite Dunlap ; Elizabeth Wheeler||Female vocal duet, with violin and cello||composer|
|Victor||B-11574||10-in.||2/8/1912||Gute Nacht, du mein herziges Kind||Albert G. Janpolski||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12212||10-in.||7/18/1912||Far o'er the stars is rest||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12279||10-in.||8/1/1912||When I know that thou art near||Elsie Baker ; Frederick J. Wheeler||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12637||10-in.||11/21/1912||The fisher boy||Kitty Berger||Harp-zither solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Abt, Franz," accessed June 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105609.
Abt, Franz. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105609.
"Abt, Franz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 June 2022.
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