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Iosif Ivanovici

Ion Ivanovici (alternatively: Jovan Ivanović, Iosif Ivanovici, Josef Ivanovich) (1845 – 28 September [O.S. 16 September] 1902) was a Romanian military band leader and composer of Banat Serbian origin, best remembered today for his waltz Waves of the Danube.

Ivanovici was born in Timișoara,Temesvar, Austria-Hungary. His interest in music began after he learned to play a flute given to him when he was a child. Later, he enrolled in the 6th Army Regiment, where he also learned to play the clarinet. His talent for music soon led him to become among the best musicians in the regiment, and he continued to study with Emil Lehr, one of the most prominent musicians of the latter half of the nineteenth century. Ivanovici later became a bandmaster, and toured Romania. In 1900, he was appointed the Inspector of Military Music, a position that he held until his death next year.

Although today Ivanovici is chiefly remembered for his waltz Waves of the Danube (Donauwellen in German, Flots du Danube, in French), in his lifetime he composed over 350 dances, and his works were published by over sixty publishing houses throughout the world. In 1889, Ivanovici won the coveted march prize to mark the World Exhibition in Paris, out of 116 entries. He died in Bucharest.

His great-grandson Andrei Ivanovitch is a successful international classical pianist.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1845 (Timișoara), Died September 28th, 1902 (Bucharest)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1745 7-in. 11/12/1902 Danube waves Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1745 10-in. 11/12/1902 Danube waves American Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor A-195 7-in. 7/27/1903 Danube waves Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor B-195 10-in. 7/27/1903 Danube waves Clarke's Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor C-4079 12-in. 12/6/1906 Danube waves waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-6897 12-in. 3/18/1909 Danube waves waltz Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-9433 10-in. 9/13/1910 Dunajské vlny waltz České Trio z Prahy Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-22024 10-in. 6/20/1918 Na falach Dunaju Julja Pijanowska Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23211 10-in. 8/13/1919 Dunári keringö Sió Aladár és Zenekara Orchestra composer  
Victor B-23270 10-in. 9/22/1919 Waves of the Danube Lager and Olson Accordion duet composer  
Victor CVE-34742 12-in. 3/30/1926 Danube waves Victor Schrammel-Orchester Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45984 10-in. 6/25/1928 Na falach Dunaju Paweł Faut Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51685 10-in. 5/6/1929 Idän ruusut Östman-Stein Orkesteri Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CVE-53466 12-in. 6/24/1929 Carmen Sylva International Novelty Orchestra ; Nathaniel Shilkret Orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-60773 10-in. 4/16/1931 Ondas del danubio Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BRC-69629 10-in. 5/19/1931 Danube wave Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor CS-010962 12-in. 6/29/1937 Danube waves Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-010963 12-in. 6/29/1937 Danube waves Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-028104 10-in. 10/17/1938 Emaline Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-028105 10-in. 10/17/1938 I kissed you in a dream last night (Do you mind?) Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028106 10-in. 10/17/1938 After looking at you Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028107 10-in. 10/17/1938 That's what I want for Christmas Gray Gordon ; Shirley Lane ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028108 10-in. 10/17/1938 The story book ball Carl Carelli ; Gray Gordon ; Shirley Lane ; Bill North ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio composer  
Columbia 49277 12-in. 11/26/1917 Danube waves Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W98294 12-in. 7/17/1926 Danube waves Jacques Jacobs Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ivanovici, Iosif," accessed October 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105617.

Ivanovici, Iosif. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105617.

"Ivanovici, Iosif." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105617

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