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
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dybeck, Richard," accessed October 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116635.
Dybeck, Richard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116635.
"Dybeck, Richard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.
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