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John McCormack

John McCormack (1884–1945) was an Irish American tenor renowned for his renditions of sentimental Irish-themed songs. He also possessed a fine operatic voice and worked steadily on the opera stage during the early part of his career. Reportedly, he was a self-admitted poor actor and for this reason chose to focus his career on the concert stage and recording studio. McCormack's voice has been described as being very pure, sweet, and light. He was well known for his interpretations of Mozart, Handel, and German lieder. McCormack's long career as a recording artist extended from 1904 to 1942. He began his association with the Victor Company in 1910.

The following recordings featuring John McCormack are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Il fior che avevi a me tu dato Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra John McCormack 1910-01-07
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Morning Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra John McCormack 1915-03-30
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Turn ye to me Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra John McCormack 1915-03-30
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Adeste fideles Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus, chimes, and orchestra John McCormack 1915-03-31
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Come back to Erin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra John McCormack 1910-02-01
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Racconto di Rodolfo Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra John McCormack 1910-02-01
Vocalist - Tenor vocal The minstrel boy Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra John McCormack 1910-02-01
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Killarney Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra John McCormack 1910-01-03
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Salve, dimora Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra John McCormack 1910-03-10
Vocalist - Tenor vocal Del tempio al limitar Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra John McCormack; Mario Sammarco 1911-04-04