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Arthur Bergh

Arthur Oscar Bergh (March 24, 1882 – February 11, 1962) was an American composer, conductor and accompanist. He performed on the piano, violin and organ.

Bergh was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. From 1903 to 1908 he was a violinist with the Metropolitan Opera. In 1914, he was the conductor of the orchestra in New York City's Central Park. Bergh became the recording manager at Emerson Records in 1916; he had previously been employed by Columbia Records, and was convinced to move to Victor Emerson's new company after Emerson himself left Columbia. Other sources state that Bergh worked with Emerson first (1915 to 1922), following which he worked at Columbia (1922 to 1930).

In his later life, Bergh worked as a librarian with Hollywood film companies. He died in Los Angeles on February 11, 1962.

Bergh's wife, Geraldyne Brewer (1901–1998), was an heiress in social and charitable circles in 1950s Los Angeles. In 1956, they lived at 9823 Kincardine Avenue in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles. After Bergh's death, Geraldyne married Los Angeles Superior Court judge McIntyre Faries on December 3, 1965. Geraldyne died in 1998 and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 24, 1882, Died February 11, 1962

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, organ

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 80 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 3222 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1905 Scherzo Arthur Bergh Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 3246 10-in. between January and September 1905 Czardas Arthur Bergh Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 3253 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1905 Berceuse Arthur Bergh Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 3271 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1905 Madrigale Arthur Bergh Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 45929 10-in. 8/9/1915 The rosary Tollefsen Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 45930 10-in. 8/9/1915 I hear you calling me Arthur Bergh ; George Stehl ; Taylor Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 46225 10-in. 11/26/1915 Seville Arthur Bergh ; Thomas Hughes ; Laurendeau ; George Stehl Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 78773 10-in. 10/30/1919 I hear you calling me Tollefsen Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W140469 10-in. 3/26/1925 Golden memories Manhattan Dance Makers Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141173 10-in. 10/21/1925 You're more than a pal to me Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W141440 10-in. 12/29/1925 Dream of youth Felix Winternitz Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142189 10-in. 5/12/1926 Happy-go-lucky days Ponce Sisters Female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142606 10-in. 9/13/1926 Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht Elsa Alsen Soprano vocal solo, with violin, organ, and chimes instrumentalist, organ  
Columbia W142607 10-in. 9/13/1926 O du Frohliche Elsa Alsen Soprano vocal solo, with violin, organ, and chimes instrumentalist, organ  
Columbia W143749 10-in. 4/6/1927 Nur, wer die Sehnsucht kennt Maria Kurenko Soprano vocal solo, with cello and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W143750 10-in. 4/6/1927 Elégie Maria Kurenko Soprano vocal solo, with cello and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144006 10-in. 4/7/1927 Allerseelen Elsa Alsen Soprano vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144007 10-in. 4/7/1927 Traum durch die Dämmerung Elsa Alsen Soprano vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144010 10-in. 4/8/1927 La paloma Rafaelo Díaz Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W144011 10-in. 4/8/1927 Amapola Rafaelo Díaz Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145796 10-in. 3/24/1928 To a wild rose Sascha Jacobsen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145877 10-in. 3/24/1928 Berceuse Arthur Bergh ; Sascha Jacobsen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145878 10-in. 3/24/1928 Evening Arthur Bergh ; Sascha Jacobsen Violin solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145881 10-in. 3/26/1928 Pale moon Sascha Jacobsen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145882 10-in. 3/26/1928 From the canebrake Arthur Bergh ; Sascha Jacobsen Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 80 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bergh, Arthur," accessed July 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109417.

Bergh, Arthur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109417.

"Bergh, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 July 2024.

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