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Rudolf Sieczynski

Rudolf Sieczyński (February 23, 1879, Vienna – May 5, 1952, Vienna) was an Austrian composer of Polish ancestry. His fame today rests almost exclusively on the nostalgic Viennese song Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams), whose melody and lyrics he wrote in 1914. A well-known recording was made in 1957 by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with Otto Ackermann conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. The song was featured in the soundtrack of the Stanley Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 23rd, 1879 (Vienna), Died May 5th, 1952 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: Identified on disc label as Dr. Rudolf Sieczynski.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28370 10-in. 8/14/1923 Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume Adolf Engel Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28791 10-in. 10/30/1923 Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume Victor Schrammel-Orchester Orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-70199 10-in. 8/31/1931 Vienna, city of my dreams Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-102042 10-in. 6/12/1936 Say not life is a dream Frances Alda ; Mrs. Jessie Donohue Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-06129 10-in. 3/4/1937 Vienna dreams George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0EA3924 10-in. 11/13/1936 Vienna, city of my dreams Jack Hylton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sieczynski, Rudolf," accessed September 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116374.

Sieczynski, Rudolf. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116374.

"Sieczynski, Rudolf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116374

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