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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 (Results 26-50 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 77 records)

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109132

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