Francis Thomé (18 October 1850 – 16 November 1909), was a French pianist and composer.
He was born in Port Louis, Mauritius, and studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Jules Duprato and Ambroise Thomas. After leaving the Conservatoire, he became well known as a composer of salon pieces and was in demand as a pianist and teacher. His music was particularly successful in the French provinces, and two of his operas were first performed outside Paris. He became popular towards the end of the 19th century as a composer of accompanied poems, but is also known for his stage works, which encompassed various genres, including ballet, pantomime, incidental music (for a wide range of plays), bluettes, and operettas, such as Le Baron Frick (1885), the latter collaboration with Ernest Guiraud, Georges Pfeiffer, and Victorin de Joncières.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 18th, 1850 (Port Louis), Died November 16th, 1909 (Paris)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-1239||10-in.||4/20/1904||Simple confession||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-1239||12-in.||4/20/1904||Simple confession||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||A-1239||7-in.||4/20/1904||Simple aveu||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-3406||12-in.||5/24/1906||L'Extase||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-3933||10-in.||10/18/1906||Madrigal||Eladio A. Chao||Baritone vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-8675||12-in.||3/2/1910||Simple confession||Victor E. Sorlin||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-11373||10-in.||12/14/1911||Simple confession||Neapolitan Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-11373||10-in.||6/15/1926||Simple confession||Neapolitan Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||C-11518||12-in.||1/26/1912||Simple aveu||Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Herbert||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-11994||12-in.||5/8/1912||Andante religioso||Rosario Bourdon||Cello solo||composer|
|Victor||B-14136||10-in.||12/3/1913||The dream||Tollefsen Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||C-15941||12-in.||4/23/1915||Andante religioso||Fritz Kreisler||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-18965||12-in.||1/6/1917||Simple confession||Mischa Elman||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-19189||10-in.||2/16/1917||Love-token||Frances Alda||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-21909||10-in.||5/7/1918||Under the leaves||Venetian Trio (Victor Records ensemble)||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-25598||10-in.||10/12/1921||Simple confession||Hans Kindler||Cello solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-29429||10-in.||2/1/1924||Under the leaves||Renée Chemet||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-29429||10-in.||1/19/1927||Under the leaves||Renée Chemet||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-31515||10-in.||12/12/1924||Andante religioso||Goldman Band ; Edwin Franko Goldman||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-31862||12-in.||2/19/1925||Andante religioso||Renée Chemet||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35033||10-in.||3/10/1926||Simple aveu||Alfred Wallenstein||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47876||10-in.||11/1/1928||Sous la feuillée||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-60964||10-in.||Sept. 1931||Simple aveu||Orquesta Argentina Víctor de Salón||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-69695||10-in.||6/8/1931||Simple aveu||Mischa Elman||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thomé, Francis," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105853.
Thomé, Francis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105853.
"Thomé, Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.
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