Ludwig Engländer

Ludwig Engländer (October 20, 1853 Vienna, Austria – September 13, 1914) was an Austrian-born American composer of more than 30 musicals.

He was born in Vienna, Austria. According to his obituary in the New York Times he had studied with Jacques Offenbach. He immigrated to New York City on October 13, 1882, and became a naturalized American citizen on February 13, 1891.

By the 1890s Engländer was composing prolifically, either for the New York stage, or popular songs (many of which were interpolated into various other productions, such as A Trip to Chinatown. Already by 1903 he had come in for criticism of his Teutonic sound. Perhaps for that reason he occasionally returned to Vienna near the end of his life to write musicals for that audience. The year before he died he is listed as having residence in Vienna.

At the time of his death he was living in Far Rockaway, Queens with his sister.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1853 (Vienna), Died September 13th, 1914 (Far Rockaway)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1907

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 536 7-in. 11/12/1896 If I were really a king Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1274 7-in. 2/20/1901 An English coon song S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1274 10-in. 2/20/1902 An English coon song S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor A-702 7-in. 11/13/1903 Plain Mamie O'Hooley Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-702 10-in. 11/13/1903 Plain Mamie O'Hooley Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-1113 7-in. 3/15/1904 Plain Mamie O'Hooley Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1113 10-in. 3/15/1904 Plain Mamie O'Hooley Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4965 10-in. 12/11/1907 Climbing the ladder of love Harry Macdonough ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 538 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The strollers : Waltz Artists vary Orchestra composer  
Columbia 538 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The strollers : Waltz Artists vary Orchestra composer  
Columbia 1659 7-in. ca. 1903 Plain Mamie O'Hooley Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1659 10-in. ca. 1903 Plain Mamie O'Hooley Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1735 10-in. Feb. 1904 Only a hundred girls in the world for me Thomas Q. Seabrooke Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Engländer, Ludwig," accessed December 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107754.

Engländer, Ludwig. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107754.

"Engländer, Ludwig." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107754

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