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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 Lorelei Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1915-09-15
Vocalist - Contralto Das Erkennen Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1915-09-15
Vocalist - Contralto My heart ever faithful Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-09-17
Vocalist - Contralto Good-morning, Sue Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-09-17
Vocalist - Contralto Im Kahne Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-09-17
Vocalist - Contralto The robin sings in the apple tree Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-09-17
Vocalist - Contralto Allah Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1913-09-18
Vocalist - Contralto Cradle song Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1917-09-26
Vocalist - Contralto When the boys come home Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1918-07-30
Vocalist - Contralto Thy beaming eyes Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1917-09-24