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 26-50 of 82 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49167 10-in. 12/5/1928 Vulcano Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49216 10-in. 11/30/1928 Live and love The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-49734 10-in. 2/22/1929 La coquette Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49735 10-in. 2/22/1929 Promenade Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49736 10-in. 2/22/1929 The village cut up Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49983 10-in. 2/21/1929 You're the only one for me Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-51120 10-in. 4/4/1929 Indian orgy Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51143 10-in. 4/9/1929 Cynical scherzando Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51146 10-in. 4/9/1929 Agitate no. 4 Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51902 10-in. 4/23/1929 In gloomy forest Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51985 10-in. 5/9/1929 Ambling along Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53412 10-in. 5/15/1929 Chief of staff Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W144950 10-in. 11/3/1927 Fair co-ed Frank Farrell ; Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 146984 10-in. 9/12/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Ernie Golden and his Orchestra ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147111 10-in. 10/8/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Fred Waters Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W147132 10-in. 10/17/1928 I loved you then as I love you now James Melton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Columbia W147144 10-in. 10/29/1928 I loved you then as I love you now The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147166 10-in. 10/30/1928 Cross roads Golden Gate Orchestra ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147388 10-in. 11/5/1928 Cross roads Clicquot Club Eskimos ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147477 10-in. 11/21/1928 Love dreams Louisiana Collegians ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147498 10-in. 11/27/1928 Love dreams Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W147499 10-in. 11/27/1928 Cross roads Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W147669 10-in. 12/27/1928 I found gold when I found you Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Columbia W147670 10-in. 12/27/1928 Live and love Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Columbia W147699 10-in. 12/5/1928 In Romany Bar Harbor Society Orchestra ; Arthur Seelig Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 82 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Axt, William," accessed January 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.

Axt, William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.

"Axt, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 January 2021.

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