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


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  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pick, Gustav," accessed October 22, 2020,

Pick, Gustav. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from

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

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