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 20, 1856 (Vienna), Died June 5, 1908 (Vienna)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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Recordings (Results 51-59 of 59 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||2611||10-in.||12/5/1913||Under the Double Eagle||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||18565||10-in.||6/5/1928||Under the Double Eagle march||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||N-292||10-in.||6/5/1928||Under the Double Eagle march||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
|Gramophone||0EA1162||10-in.||6/29/1938||Under the Double Eagle||Band of H. M. Coldstream Guards ; James Causley Windram||Band||composer|
|Gramophone||BLR4916||10-in.||1/17/1929||Unter dem Doppeladler||Grosses Militärorchester||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Gramophone||BLR5277||10-in.||4/3/1929||Tiroler Holzhacker buab'n--Marsch (Tyrolean Woodchopper--March)||Guido Gialdini||Whistler, with zither and concertina||composer|
|Gramophone||11060u||10-in.||June 1907||Korutanka||Kapelle des K.u.K. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51||Band||composer|
|GramophoneGramophone||BLR5278||10-in.||4/3/1929||Tegernseer Ländler (Dance from Tegernsee)||Guido Gialdini||Whistler, with zither and concertina||composer|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CA17705||10-in.||between October 1939 and January 1940||Under the double eagle||Band of the Grenadier Guards [U.K] ; Lt. George Miller||Band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wagner, J. F.," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.
Wagner, J. F.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107208.
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