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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 Klytemnästra 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 I und mei Bua Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1908-09-29
Vocalist - Contralto Sextus aria Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1909-09-18
Vocalist - Contralto Liebesfeier Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1909-09-17
Vocalist - Contralto Barbchen Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1909-09-17
Vocalist - Contralto Der frühling erwachte Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-01-16
Vocalist - Contralto When the roses bloom Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-01-16
Vocalist - Contralto Spinnerliedchen Contralto vocal solo, with piano Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-01-16
Vocalist - Contralto The Kerry dance Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-09-17
Vocalist - Contralto Ai nostri monti Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra Enrico Caruso; Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-01-17
Vocalist - Contralto Wanderers Nachtlied Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra Geraldine Farrar; Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-01-17