Carl Busch

Carl Busch (29 March 1862, Bjerre – 19 December 1943, Kansas City) was a Danish-born American composer and music teacher sometimes associated with the Indianist movement. He was an important figure in the musical life of Kansas City, Missouri for many years.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 29, 1862 (Jutland), Died December 19, 1943 (Kansas City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-21486 10-in. 3/6/1918 She never told her love Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36688 10-in. 11/15/1926 Sand wells Erva Giles Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-55523 12-in. 7/30/1929 or 7/31/1929 At sunset National High School Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-051940 10-in. 7/16/1940 Orpheus with his lute Justus Gelfius ; Marie Houston ; Frank La Forge Female vocal solo, with flute and piano composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Busch, Carl," accessed November 30, 2023,

Busch, Carl. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2023, from

"Busch, Carl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 November 2023.

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