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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 Just before the battle, Mother Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1917-09-26
Vocalist - Contralto Nearer my God to thee Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1917-09-26
Vocalist - Contralto Mein Herz Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Vocalist - Contralto Lead kindly light Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1921-03-24
Vocalist - Contralto The home road Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1920-09-28
Vocalist - Contralto Danny boy Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1917-09-26
Vocalist - Contralto Onward, Christian soldiers Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1918-07-30
Vocalist - Contralto In the sweet bye-and-bye Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1918-07-30
Vocalist - Contralto Sun of my soul Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1918-07-30
Vocalist - Contralto Taps Contralto vocal solo, with bugle call and orchestra Ernestine Schumann-Heink 1918-07-29