Abdülmecid I (Ottoman Turkish: عبد المجيد اول Abdülmecîd-i evvel; 25 April 1823 – 25 June 1861) or Tanzimatçı Sultan Abdülmecid (Sultan Abdülmecid the Reorganizer) due to the Tanzimat reforms he conducted, he is also known as Abdulmejid and similar spellings, was the 31st Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and succeeded his father Mahmud II on 2 July 1839. His reign was notable for the rise of nationalist movements within the empire's territories. Abdulmejid wanted to encourage Ottomanism among the secessionist subject nations and stop the rise of nationalist movements within the empire, but failed to succeed despite trying to integrate non-Muslims and non-Turks more thoroughly into Ottoman society with new laws and reforms. He tried to forge alliances with the major powers of Western Europe, namely the United Kingdom and France, who fought alongside the Ottoman Empire in the Crimean War against Russia. In the following Congress of Paris on 30 March 1856, the Ottoman Empire was officially included among the European family of nations. Abdulmejid's biggest achievement was the announcement and application of the Tanzimat (reorganization) reforms which were prepared by his father and effectively started the modernization of the Ottoman Empire in 1839. For this achievement, one of the Imperial anthems of the Ottoman Empire, the March of Abdulmejid, was named after him.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1823 (Constantinople), Died 1861 (Constantinople)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1928
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-10493||10-in.||5/24/1911||I know of two bright eyes||Ethel S. Elliot||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-11823||10-in.||4/3/1912||I know of two bright eyes||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Victor||B-17333||10-in.||3/17/1916||I know of two bright eyes||Theo Karle||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Columbia||4226||10-in.||ca. 1909||I know of two bright eyes||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Brunswick||[Br (U.K.) cat 162-a]||10-in.||approximately Mar. 1928||I know of two bright eyes||George Turner||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
|Edison||7990||10-in.||5/16/1921||I know of two bright eyes||Torcom Bézazian ; Robert Gayler ; Edna White||Tenor vocal solo, with trumpet and piano||author|
|Vocalion||654W-655W||10-in.||4/3/1925||I know of two bright eyes||Colin O'More||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Abdülmecit," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116774.
Abdülmecit. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116774.
"Abdülmecit." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.
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