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Walter Damrosch

Walter Johannes Damrosch (January 30, 1862 – December 22, 1950) was a German-born American conductor and composer. He is best remembered today as long-time director of the New York Symphony Orchestra and for conducting the world premiere performances of George Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F (1925) and An American in Paris (1928). Damrosch was also instrumental in the founding of Carnegie Hall. He also conducted the first performance of Rachmaninov's third piano concerto with Rachmaninov himself as a soloist.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 30th, 1862 (Wrocław), Died December 22nd, 1950 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, composer, choral director, speaker, arranger, piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-679 7-in. 11/9/1903 Danny Deever George Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-679 10-in. 11/9/1903 Danny Deever George Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-7021 12-in. 4/20/1927 Danny Deever Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-7021 12-in. 4/29/1909 Danny Deever Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11278 10-in. 11/27/1911 Danny Deever Percy Hemus Male vocal solo composer  
Victor C-11278 12-in. 2/14/1913 Danny Deever Percy Hemus Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-21274 12-in. 12/21/1917 The star spangled banner John Philip Sousa ; Sousa's Band Band arranger  
Victor C-28896 12-in. 11/15/1923 Werrenrath song medley Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-33083 12-in. 7/15/1925 Danny Deever Royal Dadmun Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34529 12-in. 2/6/1926 Where'er you walk Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor CVE-34531 12-in. 2/6/1926 Bedouin song Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor CVE-34533 12-in. 2/6/1926 Sylvia Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor BVE-34534 10-in. 2/6/1926 The gondoliers : Finale, part 1 Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor CVE-34535 12-in. 2/6/1926 The gondoliers : Finale, part 2 Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor CVE-34541 12-in. 2/6/1926 Sweet and low Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor BVE-34543 10-in. 2/6/1926 The hundred pipers Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor CVE-34545 12-in. 2/6/1926 Autumn sea Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor CVE-34546 12-in. 2/6/1926 Prayer of Thanksgiving Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus choral director  
Victor CVE-59788 12-in. 5/13/1930 Airs de ballet Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-59789 12-in. 5/13/1930 Airs de ballet Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-59790 12-in. 5/13/1930 Airs de ballet Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-59793 12-in. 5/16/1930 Ballet divertissement Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra [Washington, D.C.] Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-59794 12-in. 5/16/1930 Ballet divertissement Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-59795 12-in. 5/16/1930 Ballet divertissement Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-59797 12-in. 5/20/1930 Gavotte in D Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-59798 12-in. 5/20/1930 Perpetual motion Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-59799 12-in. 5/20/1930 Ballet divertissement Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-63663 12-in. 9/18/1930 Pavane Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra conductor  
Victor CVE-63664 12-in. 9/18/1930 Iphigenia farewell Walter Damrosch ; National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) Orchestra, with cello solo conductor, composer  
Victor MRC-64679 16-in. 2/12/1931 Official opening of Vatican Station HVJ Guglielmo Marconi ; Pope Pius XI Radio broadcast : Speeches, dialogue, and music conductor  
Victor CS-82344 12-in. 4/24/1934 Dramatic recitals at the piano of Richard Wagner's Nibelunger trilogy, part 1 Walter Damrosch Talk, with piano instrumentalist, piano, speaker, arranger  
Columbia 1208 10-in. ca. 1903 Toreador's song Damrosch Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 30016 12-in. ca. Mar. 1906 The hanging of Danny Deever David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 30773 12-in. 5/22/1911 Danny Deever David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 98039 12-in. 9/30/1922 Danny Deever Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 98077 12-in. 5/1/1923 Roses of the South Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98078 12-in. 5/1/1923 Norwegian dances nos. 1 and 2 Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98080 12-in. 5/2/1923 The merry wives of Windsor : Overture Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98081 12-in. 5/2/1923 Der Freischütz : Overture Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98082 12-in. 5/3/1923 First movement : Allegro molto Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98083 12-in. 5/3/1923 Third movement : Menuetto Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98127 12-in. 3/3/1924 Symphony no. 5 : Andante Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98128 12-in. 3/3/1924 Symphony no. 6 : March Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98130 12-in. 3/4/1924 Rosamunde : Overture Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98131 12-in. 3/4/1924 Symphony no. 2 : Allegretto New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98132 12-in. 3/5/1924 Symphony no. 8 : Allegretto Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98133 12-in. 3/6/1924 Symphony no. 9 : Minuet Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia W140487 10-in. 3/31/1925 Speech [by Walter Damrosch] Walter Damrosch Speech speaker  
Columbia 98226 12-in. 2/3/1926 Capriccio espagnol Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98227 12-in. 2/3/1926 Danse bacchanale Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98313 12-in. 2/8/1927 Funeral march from Symphony no. 3 (Eroica) Walter Damrosch Talk, with piano speaker  
Columbia 98314 12-in. 2/8/1927 Anniversary of the death of Beethoven (1827-1927) Walter Damrosch Talk, with piano speaker  
Columbia 98363 12-in. 6/7/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98364 12-in. 6/7/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98365 12-in. 6/7/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98366 12-in. 6/9/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98367 12-in. 6/9/1927 Entrance of the little fauns Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98368 12-in. 6/9/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98422 12-in. 1/4/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98423 12-in. 1/4/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98424 12-in. 1/4/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98425 12-in. 1/4/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98426 12-in. 1/5/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98427 12-in. 1/5/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98428 12-in. 1/5/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98429 12-in. 1/6/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98430 12-in. 1/6/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98431 12-in. 1/6/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia 98558 12-in. 6/21/1928 Danny Deever Alexander J. Kisselburgh Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 8221-8222 10-in. approximately June 1922 Danny Deever Richard Bonelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick X11716-X11718 12-in. 10/24/1923 Danny Deever John Barclay Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE28146 12-in. 8/24/1928 Danny Deever John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE24701-XE24702 12-in. 10/11/1927 Danny Deever Richard Bonelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE25303-XE25304 12-in. 11/26/1927 Danny Deever John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 557 Not documented approximately Feb. 1911 Danny Deever Marcus Kellermann Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 1105 10-in. 6/25/1912 Danny Deever Marcus Kellermann Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4737 10-in. 5/19/1916 Danny Deever Arthur Middleton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Damrosch, Walter," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109132.

Damrosch, Walter. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109132.

"Damrosch, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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