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Richard Dybeck

Richard Dybeck (1 September 1811 – 28 July 1877) was a Swedish jurist, antiquarian, and lyricist, and today is mainly remembered as the author of the lyrics to what is now the de facto Swedish national anthem, Du gamla, Du fria.

Dybeck was born in Odensvi Prästgård just outside the town Köping, in Västmanland. He was the son of a clergyman, went to gymnasium in Västerås, and later matriculated at Uppsala University in 1831. He completed his civil service degree in law (hovrättsexamen) in 1834 and entered the Svea hovrätt appeal court. He held a number of positions in the court system during the following years, but eventually began to spend all his time on his antiquarian and historical research.

Dybeck wrote many poems. He was known to be keenly interested in Asian culture, as was seen by his collection of historic prints and lithographs which originated from places like Myanmar and China.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 1st, 1811 (Q10606827), Died July 28th, 1877 (Södertälje)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]975 7-in. 10/7/1901 Mandom, mod och morske män Lillian Hanson Gray Female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3594 10-in. 10/7/1901 Mandom, mod och morske män Lillian Hanson Gray Female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-036606 10-in. 4/22/1939 Du gamla, du fria Charles Lindeberg ; North Star Singers of Bridgeport Vocal ensemble, with male vocal solo and piano lyricist  
Columbia 982 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Du gamla, du friska, du fjällhöga nord Tor Van Pyk Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 982 10-in. ca. 1902 Du gamla, du friska, du fjällhöga nord Tor Van Pyk Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 986 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Mandom, mod och morske män Tor Van Pyk Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 986 10-in. ca. 1902 Mandom, mod och morske män Tor Van Pyk Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 43830 10-in. either 1915 or 1916 Du gamla, du fria Joel Mossberg Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4612 10-in. 3/28/1916 Svenska national sangen New York Military Band Band lyricist  
Gramophone 2712e 10-in. approximately Oct. 1905 Du gamla, du fria John Forsell Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 6243e 10-in. 6/30/1907 In lenom Orphei Drängar Male chorus, unaccompanied lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dybeck, Richard," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116635.

Dybeck, Richard. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116635.

"Dybeck, Richard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116635

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