Erich Schröter

Schröter (born about 1880) was a member of the Stettiner Sänger, a male vocal ensemble in Berlin.

At least one early Anker label from 1906 calls him Tenor am Stadttheater Rostock. He was important for the German recording industry as he made hundreds of records for almost all existing companies from about 1906 to WWI. Most of these are sentimental songs, some operetta, and among the earliest also some opera arias, which display a pleasant and agreeable lyrical tenor voice.

Many of these recordings were issued under pseudonyms, e.g. E. Schröder, E. Schrader, E. Berger, Willi Heise, Erich Born (used for his operatic records), Franz Born, Walter Kurt, Georg Raden and probably others.

Erich Schröter sings Il trovatore: Hab Erbarmen, o Herr, with Olga Orsella

Erich Schröter sings Arbeiter-Weihnachtslied
This is Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht – with a socialist text about the misery of the working classes.

Erich Schröter sings Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen (folk song)

Erich Schröter sings Zar und Zimmermann: Lebe wohl, mein flandrisch' Mädchen

I wish to thank Anton Bieber for the recordings and label scans (Zar und Zimmermann, Arbeiter-Weihnachtslied, Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen).

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