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Carl Zeller

Carl Adam Johann Nepomuk Zeller (19 June 1842 – 17 August 1898) was an Austrian composer of operettas.

Zeller was born in Sankt Peter in der Au, the only child of physician Johann Zeller and Maria Anna Elizabeth. Zeller's father died before his first birthday, after which his mother remarried Ernest Friedinger. In 1875, Zeller married Anna Maria Schwetz.

Zeller had a fine soprano voice, and sang in the Vienna Boys' Choir before studying and composition in the University of Vienna. He worked as a civil servant at the Imperial Ministry of Education while composing choral works and a number of operettas, the best-known of which is Der Vogelhändler. All of his librettos were written (or co-written) by Moritz West, often together with Ludwig Held.

Legal troubles, including a perjury conviction, ended Zeller's career at the ministry and led to prison and public disgrace in the mid-1890s (although his prison sentence was later repealed). After an injury in 1895 from falling on the ice, he spent his last years physically and then mentally ill. Zeller died of pneumonia in Baden bei Wien at the age of 56.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 19, 1842 (Lower Austria), Died August 17, 1898 (Baden bei Wien)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 388 7-in. 6/24/1897 Die Nachtigall Vroni Eidner Soprano vocal solo composer  
Berliner 4150 7-in. 11/3/1897 Don’t be cross Simone Mantia Euphonium solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1281 7-in. 2/21/1902 Don't be cross Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1281 10-in. 2/21/1902 Don't be cross Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1895 7-in. 1/14/1903 Don't be cross Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1895 10-in. 1/14/1903 Don't be cross Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor B-1949 10-in. 11/18/1904 Don't be cross Arthur Pryor's Orchestra ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor E-1949 8-in. 3/22/1906 Don't be cross Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-2470 10-in. 4/12/1905 Don't be cross Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-2470 12-in. 4/12/1905 Don't be cross Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor E-2470 8-in. 11/21/1906 Don't be cross Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-2995 12-in. 1/10/1906 Don't be cross Haydn Quartet ; Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4957 10-in. 11/20/1907 Nightingale song Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor E-4957 8-in. 11/20/1907 Nightingale song Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16335 12-in. 8/6/1915 Nightingale waltz Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-17193 10-in. 2/18/1916 Nightingale song Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with bird imitations and orchestra composer  
Victor B-19497 10-in. 4/18/1917 O młynareczce z pewnej wśi Marya Zajaczkowska [i.e., Marie Zayonchkowska] Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22014 10-in. 6/14/1918 Jeszcze raz Julja Pijanowska Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27770 10-in. 4/24/1923 Sei nicht bös' Harry Steier Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27772 10-in. 4/24/1923 Nachtigallen Lied Harry Steier Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-29210 10-in. 6/30/1925 Nightingale song Della Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29210 10-in. 12/20/1923 Nightingale song Della Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29596 10-in. 3/11/1924 Jeszcze raz Tadeusz Wroński Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36712 10-in. 10/8/1926 Don't be cross Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor BVE-37850 10-in. 3/11/1927 Nightingale song Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zeller, Carl," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116364.

Zeller, Carl. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116364.

"Zeller, Carl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.

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