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Otto Harbach

Otto Abels Harbach, born Otto Abels Hauerbach (August 18, 1873 – January 24, 1963) was an American lyricist and librettist of about 50 musical comedies. He was Oscar Hammerstein II's mentor and believed that librettists should integrate songs into the plot. He is considered one of the first great lyricists, and helped raise the status of the lyricist in an age concerned more with music, costumes, and stars. Some of his more famous lyrics are for "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "Indian Love Call" and "Cuddle up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 18th, 1873 (Salt Lake City), Died January 24th, 1963 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Notes: Listed on some sheet music as Otto Hauerbach.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 264 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6310 10-in. 7/17/1908 Cuddle up a little closer, Lovey mine Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9049 10-in. 6/3/1910 Every little movement Harry Macdonough ; Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9333 10-in. 7/28/1910 Every little movement Inez Barbour ; Victor Orchestra ; Reinald Werrenrath Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9334 10-in. 7/28/1910 For you, Bright Eyes! Harry Anthony ; Inez Barbour Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9336 10-in. 7/28/1910 Every little movement Inez Barbour Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9413 10-in. 9/8/1910 Cheer up, my honey Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9456 10-in. 9/15/1910 The girl of my dreams Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-9681 12-in. 11/30/1910 Gems from The three twins Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9807 10-in. 1/13/1911 Dr. Tinkle tinker Elise Stevenson Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-10142 12-in. 4/3/1911 Gems from Madame Sherry Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10249 10-in. 5/2/1911 For every boy who's lonely, there's a girl who's lonely too Lyric Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12756 10-in. 12/31/1912 Cuddle up a little closer, lovey mine Edna Brown ; James F. Harrison Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12777 10-in. 1/8/1913 Sympathy Helen Clark ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-12907 12-in. 2/14/1913 When a maid comes knocking at your heart Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-14811 12-in. 5/8/1914 Gems from High jinks Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16960 10-in. 1/4/1916 Rackety coo Alice Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19333 10-in. 3/2/1917 You're in love Lyric Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Mixed vocal quartet and male vocal soloist, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21466 10-in. 2/25/1918 If you look in her eyes Henry Burr ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-21602 12-in. 3/13/1918 Gems from Going up Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22845 10-in. 5/12/1919 When she gives him a shamrock bloom John Steel Male vocal solo, with celeste, piano, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24106 10-in. 5/12/1920 The love nest John Steel Male vocal solo, with piano, harp, violin, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-24493 12-in. 9/21/1920 Gems from Mary Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-24722 12-in. 12/9/1920 Gems from Jimmie Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25338 10-in. 6/7/1921 Giannina mia Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25351 10-in. 6/16/1921 Learn to smile John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 264 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harbach, Otto," accessed March 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108695.

Harbach, Otto. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108695.

"Harbach, Otto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 March 2021.

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