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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 Träume Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1911-12-08
Vocalist - Contralto Erlkönig Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1911-12-07
Vocalist - Contralto A child's prayer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1911-12-08
Vocalist - Contralto Die Forelle, op. 32 Contralto vocal solo, with piano Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1911-12-08
Vocalist - Contralto Prison scene Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1907-09-26
Vocalist - Contralto The rosary Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1915-09-15
Vocalist - Contralto Frühlingszeit Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1907-07-24
Vocalist - Contralto Der Tod und das Mädchen Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1907-07-24
Vocalist - Contralto Sapphische Ode Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1915-09-14
Vocalist - Contralto The mother sings Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1915-09-14