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Julia Culp

Julia Bertha Culp (6 October 1880 – 13 October 1970), the "Dutch nightingale", was an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano in the years 1901–1919.

"You might describe Julia Culp as a connoisseur’s singer," Michael Oliver wrote in the International Opera Collector in 2000. "Her voice was not large, her compass not wide. She never sang in opera; striking dramatic gesture were not her line. What she excelled in were the singer’s rather than the vocal actress’s virtues: sustained legato line, remarkable breath control, subtle colour, immaculate care for words…. But ‘connoisseur’s singer’ does not mean that only connoisseurs can appreciate her; one becomes a connoisseur by listening to her."

Birth and Death Data: Born October 6th, 1880 (Groningen), Died October 13th, 1970 (Amsterdam)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14369 10-in. 1/26/1914 Long, long ago Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-14370 12-in. 1/26/1914 Ständchen Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-14371 12-in. 1/26/1914 Träume Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14372 10-in. 1/26/1914 All through the night Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14375 10-in. 1/26/1914 At parting Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-14376 12-in. 1/26/1914 Ave Maria Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-14377 12-in. 1/26/1914 Mondnacht Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14377 10-in. 12/28/1915 Mondnacht Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14378 10-in. 1/26/1914 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14379 10-in. 1/27/1914 Drink to me only with thine eyes Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14380 10-in. 1/27/1914 Wiegenlied Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14381 10-in. 1/27/1914 Auld lang syne Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14382 10-in. 1/27/1914 I've been roaming Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14421 10-in. 2/6/1914 Ave Maria Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-14422 12-in. 2/6/1914 Du bist die Ruh Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14535 10-in. 3/4/1914 Mignonette Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-14536 10-in. 3/4/1914 Heidenröslein Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-15806 12-in. 3/17/1915 Oh rest in the Lord Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-15807 10-in. 3/17/1915 Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with cello obbligato and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-15808 12-in. 3/17/1915 Printemps qui commence Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-15809 12-in. 3/17/1915 Serenade Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra (variant: with violin and flute) vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-15813 10-in. 3/18/1915 Lullaby Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-15816 10-in. 3/19/1915 Im Abendroth Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor C-15817 12-in. 3/19/1915 Faithfu' Johnie Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor B-15818 10-in. 3/19/1915 The cottage maid Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
(Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Culp, Julia," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107543.

Culp, Julia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107543.

"Culp, Julia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107543

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