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 20, 1885 (Ottawa), Died December 20, 1958 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: mezzo-soprano

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= 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 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  
Victor B-21981 10-in. 6/12/1918 Le pont d'Avignon Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor B-21982 10-in. 6/12/1918 La casquette du Pere Bugeaud Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor C-25555 12-in. 9/12/1921 Depuis longtemps j'habitais cette chambre Eva Gauthier ; Orville Harrold Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor BS-024862 10-in. 9/1/1938 Nina boboh Eva Gauthier Re-recording : Female vocal solo vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor [Trial 1916-11-08-03] Not documented 11/8/1916 Javanese folk song Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor [Trial 1916-11-08-04] Not documented 11/8/1916 Swiss folk song Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor [Trial 1918-11-01-01] Not documented 11/1/1918 Lazy bug Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-25-03] 10-in. 5/25/1923 Wings of night Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-25-04] 10-in. 5/25/1923 Je te veux Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47317 10-in. 1/26/1917 Air des larmes Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47319 10-in. 1/26/1917 Panis angelicus Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47320 10-in. 1/26/1917 Le marriage des roses Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 47339 10-in. either 1916 or 1917 Le bonheur est chose légère Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Columbia 44764 10-in. either 1916 or 1917 Sur les bords de la Riviera Eva Gauthier Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, mezzo-soprano  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 263513-B] 10-in. winter 1928 Anatole et Manda Eva Gauthier ; Béatrice Lapierre-Latour Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, mezzo-soprano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gauthier, Eva," accessed January 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105935.

Gauthier, Eva. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105935.

"Gauthier, Eva." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 January 2023.

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

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