William Axt

William Axt (April 19, 1888 – February 13, 1959) was an American composer of nearly two hundred film scores.

Born in New York City, Axt graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx and studied at the National Conservatory of Music of America. He served as an assistant conductor for the Hammerstein Grand Opera Company and was the musical director for the Capitol Theatre in Manhattan before joining the music department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1929. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1922.

Axt retired from the film industry to raise cattle and breed horses in Laytonville, California. He died in Ukiah, California.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 19th, 1888 (New York City), Died February 13th, 1959 (Ukiah)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23119 10-in. 8/11/1919 Erin John Steel Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23120 10-in. 8/11/1919 When love sings a song in your heart John Steel Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra composer  
Victor B-30501 10-in. 7/15/1924 If love were all Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-40483 12-in. 12/19/1927 The chatterbox Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41792 10-in. 3/13/1928 In a merry mood Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41793 10-in. 3/13/1928 Fleurette Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41795 10-in. 3/13/1928 Derby days Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43713 10-in. 4/9/1928 Toddling Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-46126 10-in. 7/11/1928 Western allegro Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-46142 10-in. 8/21/1928 Flower of love Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus composer  
Victor BVE-46498 10-in. 10/5/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo, with harp composer  
Victor BVE-47574 10-in. 9/28/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-47595 10-in. 10/4/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Lewis James ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-47764 10-in. 10/18/1928 Cross roads Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-47777 10-in. 10/23/1928 Cross roads Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-47922 10-in. 11/17/1928 In Romany Jacques Renard Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-48035 10-in. 11/7/1928 Appassionata no. 3 Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48037 10-in. 11/7/1928 Merry pranks Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48055 10-in. 11/12/1928 Appasionato no. 4 Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48056 10-in. 11/12/1928 Debutante Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48136 10-in. 11/8/1928 Love dreams Frank Munn ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-48191 10-in. 11/21/1928 Cross roads John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49104 10-in. 11/14/1928 Had I but known Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49110 10-in. 11/14/1928 Frozen north Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49160 10-in. 12/5/1928 The fire brigade Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Axt, William," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.

Axt, William. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.

"Axt, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

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