J. F. Wagner
Josef Franz Wagner (20 March 1856 – 5 June 1908) was an Austrian military bandmaster and composer. He is sometimes referred to as "The Austrian March King".
He is best known for his 1893 march "Unter dem Doppeladler" (Op. 159) or "Under the Double Eagle", referring to the double eagle in the coat of arms of Austria-Hungary. The march became a favourite part of the repertoire of American composer and bandleader John Philip Sousa, whose band recorded it three times. The piece was the official regimental march of Austrian Artillery Regiment Number 2 until its dissolution in 2007.
The tune was parodied in the Benny Goodman recording "Benjie's Bubble" and was also used for the well-known Monty Python's Flying Circus animation segment "Conrad Poohs And His Dancing Teeth".
"Under the Double Eagle" is well known in country music, having been recorded by a number of guitar and banjo players, several of them identified with the bluegrass style.
Wagner is also known for the march "Tiroler Holzhackerbuab'n" (Op. 356), or "Tyrolean Lumberjacks". In 1895, his only opera, Der Herzbub, premiered in Vienna.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 20th, 1856 (Vienna), Died June 5th, 1908 (Vienna)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||2[a]||7-in.||1/13/1896||Under the Double Eagle||Band (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Co.)||Band||composer|
|Berliner||18||7-in.||12/29/1898||Under the Double Eagle||Artists vary||Band||composer|
|Berliner||118||7-in.||Before 1895||Dude's march||Band (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Co.)||Band||composer|
|Berliner||01087||7-in.||3/14/1900||Under the Double Eagle march||Royal Italian Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]753||7-in.||5/1/1901||Under the Double Eagle march||Professor MacCann||Concertina solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1011||7-in.||10/14/1901||Under the Double Eagle march||Metropolitan Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1011||10-in.||10/14/1901||Under the Double Eagle march||Metropolitan Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||A-355||7-in.||8/27/1903||Under the Double Eagle march||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-355||10-in.||8/27/1903||Under the Double Eagle (march)||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-355||10-in.||10/22/1925||Under the Double Eagle march||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-355||12-in.||8/27/1903||Under the Double Eagle march||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||A-956||7-in.||1/21/1904||Under the Double Eagle march||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-956||10-in.||1/21/1904||Under the Double Eagle march||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||A-1116||7-in.||3/15/1904||Under the Double Eagle march||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-1116||10-in.||3/15/1904||Under the Double Eagle march||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-1116||12-in.||3/15/1904||Under the Double Eagle march||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6808||10-in.||2/16/1909||Maria Teresa||United States Marine Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-11018||12-in.||9/27/1911||Under the Double Eagle march||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-18117||10-in.||7/13/1916||Under the Double Eagle march||Pietro||Accordion solo||composer|
|Victor||B-19224||10-in.||2/27/1917||Verlor'nes Glück||Arthur Herschmann||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-19928||10-in.||5/22/1917||Tiroler Holzhackerbuab 'n||Hans Seifert [i.e., Gyula Szalay]||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-29938||10-in.||4/25/1924||Tiroler Holzhacker buab'n Marsch||Victor Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45315||10-in.||6/7/1928||Kalle||Olle i Skratthults Luffare-Kapell [i.e., Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra]||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46018||10-in.||6/28/1928||Holzhacker Buab’n Marsch||Olbrig's Zither Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46138||10-in.||7/18/1928||Under the Double Eagle (March)||Pietro Deiro||Accordion solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wagner, J. F.," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.
Wagner, J. F.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.
"Wagner, J. F.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.
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