Hi, Richard,

She's not listed in Dick Spottwood's "Ethnic Music on Records."  This covers U.S. made recordings.  If she retired in 1901 and didn't subsidize privately made records, it's unlikely she recorded, at least on flat disc.  You might check the UCSB cylinder list for that other format.  If they had a cylinder machine at home, she may also have recorded in that, in which case it will most likely be in your family archives, should it have survived.

Steve Smolian

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Help finding a recording of Aagot Lunde--if it even exists

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!



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