Gustav Pick

Gustav Pick (10 December 1832– 20 April 1921) was a musician and composer of Wienerlieder (Viennese songs)..

He was born and brought up in the Jewish village of Rechnitz, where his father was a merchant. In 1845 the family moved to Vienna. Whilst working as a bank clerk, Pick took piano lessons and began to compose.

He created one of the most popular Wienerlieder, the "Fiakerlied". It was made a success by the famous actor Alexander Girardi.

Pick is buried in the Wiener Zentralfriedhof.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1832 (Rechnitz), Died 1921 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19968 10-in. 5/31/1917 Wiener Fiakerlied Arthur Herschmann Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71921 10-in. Oct. 1923 Wiener Fiakerlied Adolf Engel Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pick, Gustav," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108263.

Pick, Gustav. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108263.

"Pick, Gustav." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108263

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