Aksel Schiøtz

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Aksel Schiøtz (1906–1975) was a Danish tenor who was considered one of Europe's leading Lieder singer of post World War II, he was the father of Birgitte Grimstad. From the liner notes of RCA Victor Red Label LM-1968:
"The tenor was born in Roskilde, near Copenhagen, September 1, 1906. Though always fond of music, young Aksel was educated to be a school teacher. On receiving his M.A. in 1929, he embarked upon this chosen career. Although he enjoyed singing for his own pleasure, it was not until 1938 that Schiotz decided to enter the Royal Opera School in Copenhagen. Later he went on to Stockholm, where he worked with John Forsell, a baritone once known to audiences at New York's Metropolitan opera, at this time director of the opera in Copenhagen. During that first year of 1938 Schiotz was broadcasting from Copenhagen and was heard by a talent scout for His Master's Voice, and so began his recording career. In 1939 he made his operatic debut in Copenhagen, singing the exacting role of Ferrando in Cosi FanTutte.
His recital career was launched promisingly on April 6, 1940, but was cut short by the Nazi invasion. The story of the years that followed would make exciting but harrowing reading, for Schiotz was on of the key figures in the Danish Resistance. He did manage to continue his singing to such effect that he came to be known as "The Voice of Denmark," and a knighthood was conferred upon him by King Christian X.
A new phase of his career began whit the close of the war, first with highly successful tours of Norway and Sweden, then with regular visits to England. In 1945 he broadcast for the first time over the BBC, and in 1947 he appeared at the Edinburgh Festival. At this time the strain of the war years took its toll and he was stricken with what proved to be a tumour acousticus. Happily the operations he had to undergo were successful, and he was able to resume his career the following year. His American debut took place in Waterbury, Connecticut, October 12, 1948; eight days later he appeared in New York's Town Hall. During the summer of 1955 he crossed the ocean again to sing at the festival at Stratford, Ontario, and has since been on the faculty of Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota." Liner notes by Philip L. Miller
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Aksel Schiøtz Discography Tracks

Albums

LCT 1048, LCT-1048 Aksel Schiøtz - Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin, Op. 25 album art Aksel Schiøtz, Schubert* Aksel Schiøtz, Schubert* - Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin, Op. 25(LP) RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Victor Red Seal LCT 1048, LCT-1048 US 1951 Sell This Version
KBLP 12 Aksel Schiøtz - Elleve sange af C. E. F. Weyse album art Aksel Schiøtz Elleve sange af C. E. F. Weyse(10", Album) His Master's Voice KBLP 12 Denmark 1955 Sell This Version
Aksel Schiøtz - The Art of Aksel Schiotz album art Aksel Schiøtz The Art of Aksel Schiotz (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal Canada 1956 Sell This Version
Aksel Schiøtz - The Art Of Aksel Schiötz / Oratorio-Opera / Volume 1 album art Aksel Schiötz* The Art Of Aksel Schiötz / Oratorio-Opera / Volume 1 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal Canada 1956 Sell This Version
none Aksel Schiøtz - Aksel Schiøtz baritone album art Aksel Schiøtz singing Schubert*, Bellman*, Wolf*, Brahms* with Paul Ulanowsky, Richard Dyer-Bennet Aksel Schiøtz singing Schubert*, Bellman*, Wolf*, Brahms* with Paul Ulanowsky, Richard Dyer-Bennet - Aksel Schiøtz baritone(LP) Dyer-Bennet Records none US 1960 Sell This Version
KBLP 10 Aksel Schiøtz Elleve Carl Nielsen Sange(10", Album) His Master's Voice KBLP 10 Denmark 1965 Sell This Version
MOAK 19 Aksel Schiøtz - The Art Of Aksel Schiøtz Vol. 5 album art Aksel Schiøtz The Art Of Aksel Schiøtz Vol. 5(LP) Odeon MOAK 19 Denmark 1965 Sell This Version
Seraphim 60112 Aksel Schiøtz - The Art of Aksel Schiøtz - Album 1: Fourteen Songs of Carl Nielsen album art Aksel Schiøtz The Art of Aksel Schiøtz - Album 1: Fourteen Songs of Carl Nielsen(LP) Seraphim Seraphim 60112 US 1969 Sell This Version
6C 053-39209 Aksel Schiøtz - Synger Bellman album art Aksel Schiøtz Synger Bellman(LP, Album) EMI 6C 053-39209 Denmark 1977 Sell This Version
DACO 164 Aksel Schiøtz - Sommer, Høst Og Vinter album art Aksel Schiøtz Sommer, Høst Og Vinter(LP, Album, Mono) Danacord Records DACO 164 Denmark 1982 Sell This Version
DACO 161 Aksel Schiøtz - Den Maskerede Tenor album art Aksel Schiøtz Den Maskerede Tenor(LP) Danacord DACO 161 Denmark 1982 Sell This Version
6C 053-39189 Aksel Schiøtz - 3 album art Aksel Schiøtz 3(LP, Album) EMI 6C 053-39189 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
MOAK 5 Aksel Schiøtz - The Art Of Aksel Schiötz Volume 4 album art Aksel Schiötz* The Art Of Aksel Schiötz Volume 4(LP) Odeon MOAK 5 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
60140 Aksel Schiøtz - Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin album art Aksel Schiøtz, Schubert* Aksel Schiøtz, Schubert* - Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin(LP, Album) Seraphim 60140 US Unknown Sell This Version
TW.91067 Aksel Schiøtz - Dorumsgaard Canzone Scordate Volume II, Nine Bellman Songs in Swedish, Seven Dowland Songs in English album art Richard Lewis (3), Jacqueline Bonneau, Aksel Schiøtz Richard Lewis (3), Jacqueline Bonneau, Aksel Schiøtz - Dorumsgaard Canzone Scordate Volume II, Nine Bellman Songs in Swedish, Seven Dowland Songs in English(LP, Mono) London International TW.91067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MOAK 4 Aksel Schiøtz - The Art Of Aksel Schiötz Volume 3 album art C. E. F. Weyse* / Carl Nielsen / Aksel Schiötz* C. E. F. Weyse* / Carl Nielsen / Aksel Schiötz* - The Art Of Aksel Schiötz Volume 3(LP) Odeon MOAK 4 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
MOAK 3 Aksel Schiøtz - The Art Of Aksel Schiötz Volume 2 album art C. E. F. Weyse* / Carl Nielsen / Aksel Schiötz* C. E. F. Weyse* / Carl Nielsen / Aksel Schiötz* - The Art Of Aksel Schiötz Volume 2(LP) Odeon MOAK 3 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
HS 7-9040 Aksel Schiøtz - Masterpieces of Music Before 1750 album art The Chamber Orchestra* And Chorus Of The Danish State Radio*, The Madrigal Choir Of The Danish State Radio*, The Copenhagen Boys' And Men's Choir*, Schola Gregoriana of Copenhagen, Niels Brincker, Finn Viderø, Else Brems, Aksel Schiøtz The Chamber Orchestra* And Chorus Of The Danish State Radio*, The Madrigal Choir Of The Danish State Radio*, The Copenhagen Boys' And Men's Choir*, Schola Gregoriana of Copenhagen, Niels Brincker, Finn Viderø, Else Brems, Aksel Schiøtz - Masterpieces of Music Before 1750(LP) The Haydn Society, Inc. HS 7-9040 Unknown Sell This Version
DACO 165 Aksel Schiøtz - Frikvarter album art Aksel Schiøtz Frikvarter(LP, Mono) Danacord DACO 165 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
1-60227 Aksel Schiøtz - The Art Of Aksel Schiøtz, Album 3 album art Aksel Schiøtz The Art Of Aksel Schiøtz, Album 3(LP, Album) Seraphim 1-60227 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DB 5241 Aksel Schiøtz Skjaldens Vise : Saa Bittert Var Mit Hjerte / Serenade(Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice DB 5241 Denmark 1940 Sell This Version
X.6404 Aksel Schiøtz - Ulla, Min Ulla / Fjäriln Vingad Syns På Haga album art Aksel Schiötz* Ulla, Min Ulla / Fjäriln Vingad Syns På Haga(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice X.6404 Sweden 1940 Sell This Version
Z 270 Aksel Schiøtz - "Jomfruburet" Udtog album art Inger Stender, Aksel Schiøtz, Sigurd Langberg, Poul Reichhardt, Petrine Sonne, Axel Boesen, Else Colber, Karen Marie Løwert Inger Stender, Aksel Schiøtz, Sigurd Langberg, Poul Reichhardt, Petrine Sonne, Axel Boesen, Else Colber, Karen Marie Løwert - "Jomfruburet" Udtog(Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice Z 270 Denmark 1941 Sell This Version
X 7200 Aksel Schiøtz - Vila Vid Denna Källa / Joachim Uti Babylon album art Aksel Schiøtz Vila Vid Denna Källa / Joachim Uti Babylon(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice X 7200 Sweden 1947 Sell This Version
Aksel Schiøtz - Sange Af C.E.F. Weyse I album art Aksel Schiøtz Sange Af C.E.F. Weyse I (EP) His Master's Voice Denmark Unknown Sell This Version

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