Louise Kirkby-Lunn

Louise Kirkby Lunn (8 November 1873 – 17 February 1930) was an English contralto. Sometimes classified as a mezzo-soprano, she was a leading English-born singer of the first two decades of the 20th century, earning praise for her performances in concert, oratorio and opera.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 8th, 1873 (Manchester), Died February 17th, 1930 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1911

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 3278 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1905 Willow song Louise Kirkby-Lunn Contralto vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 3279 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1905 For a dream's sake Louise Kirkby-Lunn Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Gramophone 5144f 12-in. 7/6/1911 L'amo come il fulgor del creato Ema Destinnová ; Louise Kirkby-Lunn Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Gramophone 5145f 12-in. 7/6/1911 Ebben, qual nuovo fremito Ema Destinnová ; Louise Kirkby-Lunn Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Gramophone z5500f 12-in. 9/22/1911 Non più di fiori Louise Kirkby-Lunn Contralto solo, with orchestra and clarinet soloist vocalist, contralto  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kirkby-Lunn, Louise," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108857.

Kirkby-Lunn, Louise. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108857.

"Kirkby-Lunn, Louise." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108857

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