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Eva Gauthier

Ida Joséphine Phoebe Éva Gauthier (September 20, 1885 – December 20 or 26, 1958) was a Canadian-American mezzo-soprano and voice teacher. She performed and popularised songs by contemporary composers throughout her career and sang in the American premieres of several works by Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky, including the title role in the latter's Perséphone.

The niece of Lady Zoé Laurier and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who also were her patrons, she initially trained and performed in Europe. She then travelled to Java and for four years immersed herself in its native music, which she introduced to North American audiences on her return. She retired from performing in 1937, and opened a voice studio in New York, where she became a founding member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and served on its board of governors. Gauthier was praised for the many qualities her singing brought to music. The citation from the Campion Society of San Francisco, which she received in 1949, said: "...her rare open-mindedness and unorthodox enthusiasm having been initially responsible for the recognition of many vital and important modern composers".

Birth and Death Data: Born September 20th, 1885 (Ottawa), Died December 20th, 1958 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: mezzo-soprano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-18857 10-in. 12/20/1916 La chère maison Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-18858 10-in. 12/20/1916 Souvenirs du jeune âge Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19030 10-in. 1/10/1917 Chanson de Florian Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19043 10-in. 1/15/1917 Ah! Qui me passera le bois? Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19044 10-in. 1/15/1917 En roulant ma boule Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19045 10-in. 1/15/1917 A la claire fontaine Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19046 10-in. 1/15/1917 D'où viens-tu, bergère? (Where cometh thou, Shepherdess) Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19212 10-in. 2/21/1917 Ah! Qui me passera le bois? Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19213 10-in. 2/21/1917 Un Canadien errant Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19214 10-in. 2/21/1917 Vive la Canadienne Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19247 10-in. 3/7/1917 Viens avec nous, petit Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19277 10-in. 3/14/1917 Le retour des promis Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19443 10-in. 4/4/1917 Isabeau s'y promène Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19444 10-in. 4/4/1917 Alouette Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-19482 10-in. 4/13/1917 Dans Paris y a-t-une brune Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-20144 10-in. 6/20/1917 Romance Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-20145 10-in. 6/20/1917 Chanson triste Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor C-20184 12-in. 6/28/1917 L'année en vain chasse l'année Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-20185 10-in. 6/28/1917 Là-bas, sur ces montagnes Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-20539 10-in. 9/6/1917 Chanson du tigre Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-20984 10-in. 11/15/1917 Plaisir d'amour Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-21572 10-in. 3/12/1918 La lettre Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-21573 10-in. 3/12/1918 Auprès de ma blonde Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-21979 10-in. 6/12/1918 Au clair de la lune Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-21980 10-in. 6/12/1918 Savez-vous planter les choux? Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gauthier, Eva," accessed December 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105935.

Gauthier, Eva. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105935.

"Gauthier, Eva." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105935

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