Alf Knudsen was the director of the Norwegian Male Chorus in Seattle. Terje Leiren is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University.
Terje may have some insight into whether there were recordings.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Help finding a recording of Aagot Lunde--if it even exists
Also mention of one of her performances in this dissertation. I don't have full access, but it might give details of a recording, or have a discography or something.
The Norwegian male chorus movement in America: A study <https://stolaf-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=TN_proquest303739249&context=PC&vid=01BRC_SOC&lang=en_US&search_scope=Everything&adaptor=primo_central_multiple_fe&tab=default_tab&query=any,contains,aagot%20lunde&sortby=rank&facet=rtype,include,dissertations&offset=0>
Knudsen, Alf Leiren, Terje I. (advisor)
ProQuest Dissertations Publishing 1989
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
"singing of Grieg's Landk.i enn i no with Sven Wolf as the soloist, John R.
Ortegren, conductor, and Aagot Lunde singing Ole Bu 1 1 ' s Sater..i en tens"
On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 4:09 AM Suzanne Wint <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Just had a quick peek in a database on St Olaf College's website -
> they have a pretty robust history of Norwegian American music (and
> plain history, too). You might contact their library to see if anyone
> has ideas that aren't catalogued. The school was founded to educate
> immigrants from Norway, so it's kind of their thing.
> Anyway, just a cursory search turn up this quick mention:
> "Notes and News" The Woman's Journal, 08 February 1902, Vol.XXXIII(6),
> Good luck!
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 12:20 PM Richard L. Hess
> <[log in to unmask]>
>> Hi, All,
>> I received a question from a relative of mine requesting my
>> assistance in finding a recording. I was the wrong person to ask as I
>> have been focusing on the technical side of ARSC-land, but I know
>> many of you focus on the content side, so I hope someone would have
>> some ideas. FYI, my relative is a forensic pathologist.
>> "I have just written a paper about one of my pathology heroes, James
>> Homer Wright, the founding pathologist at Massachusetts General
>> Hospital in Boston."
>> "Wright married Aagot Lunde, a Norwegian contralto, who moved to
>> Boston circa 1890 and performed extensively in Boston and New York
>> City, and also around the US, especially in cities with large numbers
>> of resident Scandinavians. She mostly sang Norwegian, Swedish, or
>> other Scandinavian music, usually at small venues but occasionally large ones.
>> "Wright and Lunde were married on Christmas Day in 1901. After that,
>> she became a socialite and only performed occasionally, usually at
>> charity events.
>> "Do you know whether there any kind of database that might be able to
>> tell me whether there is any recording of Aagot Lunde that is extant?
>> She sometimes performed with her sister Sigrid Lunde, a soprano."
>> THANKS in advance, and Happy New Year!
>> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
>> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
>> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
> Suzanne Wint, Ph.D.
> Independent Ethnomusicologist
> West St. Paul, MN
Suzanne Wint, Ph.D.
West St. Paul, MN