Robert Braine (1896–1940) was an American composer. A native of Ohio, he studied at the College of Music in Cincinnati. He worked as a recital accompanist and as an organist; he also edited for a time, and was a staff pianist for NBC in New York City. He composed three operas, Virginia, Diane, and The Eternal Light; he also wrote Top Hole, a musical comedy. He composed a handful of chamber works and some orchestral pieces. Of the latter, 1928's S.O.S. has been claimed as the first classical work written specifically for radio broadcast.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1896, Died January 1st, 1940
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-39426||10-in.||6/28/1927||Holland song||Alice Green||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39428||10-in.||6/28/1927||The telephone||Alice Green||Female vocal solo, with flute||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40033||10-in.||9/26/1927||The golden rule||Alice Green||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40034||10-in.||9/26/1927||The shadows||Alice Green||Female vocal solo, with oboe, English horn, and piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40036||10-in.||9/26/1927||Camping||Alice Green||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40037||10-in.||9/26/1927||Christmas carol||Alice Green||Female vocal solo, with clarinet, cornet, and piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-042793||10-in.||10/5/1939||Love's own waltz||Rosario Bourdon ; Jessica Dragonette||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||10838||10-in.||2/19/1926||A smile, a rose, a kiss||Charles Hart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Braine, Robert," accessed July 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108077.
Braine, Robert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108077.
"Braine, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.
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