Arthur Kay

Arthur Kay, née Kautzenbach (16 January 1882 in Grottkau/Grodków (Silesia), Germany; † 19 December, 1969 in Los Angeles (CA), United States) was a German-American conductor, composer, arranger, and cellist. Educated in Silesia and Berlin, he emigrated to the United States in 1907, where, after a few seasons as cellist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, he embarked on a career as conductor, composer, and arranger in operetta, silent film, and talkies, first primarily on the East Coast and from 1918 on the West Coast.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 16, 1881 (German Empire), Died December 19, 1969 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-43710 10-in. 4/9/1928 Tragedienne Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick LTR208 10-in. approximately August 1929 Is it true Fox Studio Orchestra ; Arthur Kay Orchestra conductor  
Brunswick LTR209 12-in. approximately August 1929 Is it true Fox Studio Orchestra ; Arthur Kay Orchestra conductor  
Decca 72517 10-in. 11/12/1944 Prelude and legend Robert Shafer conductor  
Decca 72518 10-in. 11/12/1944 Hill of dreams Helen Bliss ; Lawrence Brooks ; Robert Shafer conductor  
Decca 72527 10-in. 11/13/1944 Freddy and his fiddle [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72528 10-in. 11/14/1944 Bon vivant (Water Lily) [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72541 10-in. 11/16/1944 I love you ; At Christmas time [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72542 10-in. 11/16/1944 Hymn of betrothal [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72543 10-in. 11/16/1944 Now [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72544 10-in. 11/17/1944 Midsummer's Eve ; March of the Trollgers Kitty Carlisle conductor  
Decca 72565 10-in. 11/19/1944 Midsummer's Eve ; March of the Trollgers [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72566 10-in. 11/19/1944 Three loves ; Finaletto, part 1 [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72567 10-in. 11/19/1944 Finaletto, part 2 ; Nordraak's farewell ; Reprise of three loves [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72572 10-in. 11/21/1944 Strange magic [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  
Decca 72573 10-in. 11/21/1944 Song of Norway-Finale [Song of Norway vocalists (Decca)] conductor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kay, Arthur," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108975.

Kay, Arthur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108975.

"Kay, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108975

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