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 76-82 of 82 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||18962||10-in.||12/24/1928||Live and love||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with piano and orchestra||composer|
|Edison||19041||10-in.||2/11/1929||I loved you then (As I love you now)||Ernest L. Stevens||Piano solo||composer|
|Edison||N-572||10-in.||11/19/1929||Love dreams||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||N-602||10-in.||11/28/1928||I loved you then (As I love you now)||Golden Gate Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Edison||N-614||10-in.||12/5/1928||Cross roads||Theo Alban ; Oreste Queensland Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Edison||N-653||10-in.||12/24/1928||Live and love||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with piano and orchestra||composer|
|Edison||N-732||10-in.||2/11/1929||I loved you then (As I love you now)||Ernest L. Stevens||Piano solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Axt, William," accessed January 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.
Axt, William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107799.
"Axt, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 January 2021.
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