Karl Muck (October 22, 1859 – March 3, 1940) was a Grand Duchy of Hesse-born conductor of classical music. He based his activities principally in Europe and mostly in opera. His American career comprised two stints at the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Muck endured a trial by media in 1917, after The Providence Journal editor John R. Rathom falsely accused him of knowingly refusing a request to have the BSO play the Star Spangled Banner following American entry into World War I. Although Muck was a citizen of neutral Switzerland, he was arrested based on Rathom's accusation and interned as an enemy alien at Fort Ogelthorpe, a camp in Georgia from March 1918 until August 1919. Karl Muck and his wife were then deported from the United States. His later career included notable engagements in Hamburg and at the Bayreuth Festival.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-20815||12-in.||10/2/1917||Symphony no. 4 in F minor : Finale||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||C-20816||12-in.||10/2/1917||Symphony No. 4 in F minor : Finale||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||B-20817||10-in.||10/3/1917||Il segreto di Susanna : Overture||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||B-20818||10-in.||10/3/1917||Prelude (Act 3)||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||C-20819||12-in.||10/3/1917||Hungarian march||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||B-20820||10-in.||10/4/1917||Symphony in A major : Finale||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||B-20821||10-in.||10/4/1917||Symphony in A major : Finale||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||C-20822||12-in.||10/4/1917||Valse des fleurs||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||B-20823||10-in.||10/5/1917||Ballet des sylphes||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Victor||B-20824||10-in.||10/5/1917||Marche miniature||Boston Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Muck, Karl," accessed December 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103752.
Muck, Karl. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103752.
"Muck, Karl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 December 2023.
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