Sylvia Marlowe

Sylvia Sapira (September 26, 1908 in New York City – December 11, 1981) was an American harpsichordist who performed and recorded under the name Sylvia Marlowe. She performed both the Baroque repertoire as well as contemporary compositions by composers such as Alan Hovhaness.

In 1957 she founded the Harpsichord Music Society, Inc. to promote new works for harpsichord and award scholarships for the advanced study of harpsichord and its repertoire. Composers commissioned by the society include Elliott Carter, Ned Rorem, Vittorio Rieti and Henri Sauguet.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 26, 1908 (New York City), Died December 11, 1981 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: harpsichord

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 72323 10-in. 6/29/1944 Dance of the Spanish onion Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72376 10-in. 9/7/1944 My dog has fleas Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72568 10-in. 11/21/1944 Variations on a variation Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72569 10-in. 11/21/1944 Cookoo-cuckoo Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72570 10-in. 11/21/1944 Toy counter Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72571 10-in. 11/21/1944 The village blacksmith Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72590 10-in. 11/28/1944 18th century barrelhouse Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72591 10-in. 11/28/1944 Haydn seeks Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72592 10-in. 11/28/1944 Mr. Mozart meanders Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 72593 10-in. 11/28/1944 Dance of the Spanish onion Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73855 6/10/1947 Italian Concerto- Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73953 6/10/1947 J.S. BACH-Italian Concerto: Italian Concerto-Allegro Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73954 6/10/1947 J.S. BACH-Italian Concerto: Italian Concerto-Andante Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73956 6/13/1947 J.S. BACH-Italian Concerto: Part 1 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73957 6/13/1947 J.S. BACH-Italian Concerto: Part 2 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73958 6/13/1947 J.S. BACH-Italian Concerto: Part 3 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73959 6/13/1947 Ground/Lilli bolero Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73960 6/13/1947 J.S. BACH-Concerto in D Major: Part 1 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73961 6/13/1947 J.S. BACH-Concerto in D Major: Part 2 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73962 6/13/1947 J.S. BACH-Concerto in D Major: Part 3 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73963 6/13/1947 J.S. BACH-Concerto in D Major: Part 4 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73971 6/25/1947 Ground/Lilli-bulero (Purcell) Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73972 6/25/1947 J.S. BACH-Concerto in D Major: Concerto in D major, part 2 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73973 6/25/1947 J.S. BACH-Concerto in D Major: Concerto in D major Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Decca 73974 6/25/1947 J.S. BACH-Concerto in D Major: Concerto in D major, part 1 Sylvia Marlowe instrumentalist, harpsichord  
(Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marlowe, Sylvia," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329794.

Marlowe, Sylvia. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/329794.

"Marlowe, Sylvia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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