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.
|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|
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.
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