Rudolph Bay

David Rudolph Vilhelm Bay (9 July 1791 – 15 May 1856) was a Danish composer, singer and violinist.

He was student in 1808 and studied theology, but from 1816 to 1831, a secretary in the consulate in Algiers. During his stay in Algiers, he composed the melody Vift stolt paa Kodans Bølge (1817) which is the best known of his songs. In 1819-1820 he traveled in Italy, where he received training in singing in Rome.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 9th, 1791 (Copenhagen), Died May 15th, 1856 (Copenhagen)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4117 10-in. 12/7/1906 Hjemvee Gudrun Carlson Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor B-20193 10-in. 7/3/1917 Perdicans sang Alfred Halvorsen Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 58608 10-in. approximately August 1917 Vift stolt paa Kodans bølge Enrico Palmetto Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 84448 10-in. approximately June 1918 Du er rig, du er dejlig, o syd Poul Björnskjold Male vocal solo composer  


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