From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
Proquest (which was once University Microfilms) performs an invaluable service
by making many dissertations available -- for payment, obviously. Imagine
having to travel to a faraway university, to find the dissertation in the
library and to make photocopies - something you also have to pay for. Proquest
is a bargain, and the only reason I have not bought more pdf-files from them is
that their search function is lousy. Hence I find the expression "not full
access" out of place. Collecting information is adding value, and somebody has
As a comment to the present search: there seems to be very much available on
the web about the singer when she was a Miss -- what you must be looking for is
when she had married, i.e. post-1901.
From: Suzanne Wint <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Help finding a recording of Aagot Lunde--if it even
Date sent: Thu, 3 Jan 2019 04:13:02 -0600
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> Richard -
> 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
> 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
> 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),
> > p.45
> > Good luck!
> > On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 12:20 PM Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >> 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!
> >> Cheers,
> >> Richard
> >> --
> >> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> >> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
> >> http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
> >> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
> > --
> > Suzanne Wint, Ph.D.
> > Independent Ethnomusicologist
> > West St. Paul, MN
> Suzanne Wint, Ph.D.
> Independent Ethnomusicologist
> West St. Paul, MN