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Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861–1936) was an Austrian-born contralto/mezzo-soprano who was best known for her Wagner roles. She had a large repertoire and is also remembered for having premiered the role of Klytemn√§stra in Richard Strauss's Elektra. She began her recording career around 1899, singing two selections for Zonophone Records. After recording for the Columbia label, she began an association with Victor Records in 1906 that lasted until 1931. Her powerful voice was strong in all registers; Olin Downes remarked that "knowledge and imagination" imbued every nuance of her performance.

The following recordings featuring Ernestine Schumann-Heink are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Contralto Mein Herz Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1915-09-14
Vocalist - Contralto Ach, mein Sohn segnet Dir! Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1906-01-03
Vocalist - Contralto Ach, mein Sohn segnet Dir! Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1909-09-18
Vocalist - Contralto Brindisi Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1906-01-03
Vocalist - Contralto Brindisi Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1909-09-17
Vocalist - Contralto Sweet thoughts of home Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1906-01-03
Vocalist - Contralto Lascia ch'io piango Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1906-09-21
Vocalist - Contralto Wiegenlied Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1906-09-21
Vocalist - Contralto Treue Liebe Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1908-09-28
Vocalist - Contralto The danza Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1908-09-29