May Mukle

May Henrietta Mukle FRAM (14 May 1880 – 20 February 1963) was a British cellist. She has been described as a "noted feminist cellist", and encouraged other women cellists. She was described in The Times as "in the very front rank of living violoncellists", and her obituary in The Times says of her: "by the turn of the century she was fully recognized not only as an outstanding musician but as one of the most remarkable cellists this country had produced."

Her instrument was built by Montagnana and bought for her by an anonymous donor.

Her portrait, painted by John Mansfield Crealock, is held in the museum of the Royal Academy of Music. The May Mukle Prize was founded in 1964 in her honour and is awarded each year to a cello student of the college.

Mukle was born in London and died at Cuckfield, Sussex, at the age of 82.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14th, 1880 (London), Died February 20th, 1963 (Cuckfield)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915

Roles Represented in DAHR: cello

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15879 10-in. 4/13/1915 Lullaby May Mukle Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-15880 10-in. 4/13/1915 Idylle May Mukle Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-15881 10-in. 4/13/1915 By the brook May Mukle Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor B-15882 10-in. 4/13/1915 Nautilus : A fairy sail and a fairy boat May Mukle Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  
Victor [Trial 1915-02-25-05] Not documented 2/25/1915 Idyll May Mukle Cello solo, with piano instrumentalist, cello  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mukle, May," accessed September 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111519.

Mukle, May. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111519.

"Mukle, May." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111519

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