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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 76-77 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-77 of 77 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Damrosch, Walter," accessed November 28, 2021,

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