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Maximilian Pilzer

Maximilian Pilzer (February 26, 1890 – May 30, 1958) was a conductor and violinist. He was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic orchestra from 1915 to 1917. On May 30, 1958, Pilzer was conducting the annual Naumburg Memorial Concert, at New York City's Central Park, before thousands of spectators and a live radio audience. According to The New York Times "Mr. Pilzer was conducting Johann Strauss's gay overture to Die Fledermaus when he fell backward. His head struck the edge of the stage, where there is a strip of concrete." Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and Pilzer was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 26, 1890 (New York City), Died May 30, 1958 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, violin, piano, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-12521 12-in. 10/17/1912 Kol Nidre Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin, arranger  
Victor B-12522 10-in. 10/17/1912 Spanish dance, op. 58, no. 1 Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-13247 10-in. 5/7/1913 Spring song Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor C-13248 12-in. 5/7/1913 Caprice viennois Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor C-13249 12-in. 5/7/1913 Humoresque Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor C-13372 12-in. 6/2/1913 Meditation Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor B-13373 10-in. 6/2/1913 Serenata napoletana Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor C-13374 12-in. 6/2/1913 Souvenir Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor E0RB-4707 10-in. 5/26/1950 Rose of the world Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E0RB-4708 10-in. 5/26/1950 Because you're you Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E0RB-4709 10-in. 5/26/1950 Gypsy love song Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Victor E0RB-4710 10-in. 5/26/1950 I can't do the sum Frank Black ; RCA Victor Orchestra ; Risë Stevens Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D4RC-0682 10-in. 12/18/1944 Il balen del suo sorriso Leonard Warren Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D4RB-0717 10-in. 12/18/1944 A little bit of heaven Maximilian Pilzer ; Leonard Warren Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D4RB-0718 10-in. 12/18/1944 When Irish eyes are smiling Maximilian Pilzer ; Leonard Warren Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D6RB-3023 10-in. 10/5/1946 Macushla Christopher Lynch Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor D9RC-1782 12-in. 5/24/1949 Phidylé Erich Leinsdorf ; Dorothy Maynor ; RCA Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9RC-1783 12-in. 5/24/1949 L'invitation au voyage Erich Leinsdorf ; Dorothy Maynor ; RCA Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9RC-1784 12-in. 5/24/1949 O lovely moon (Air of Russalka) Erich Leinsdorf ; Dorothy Maynor ; RCA Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor D9RC-1785 12-in. 5/24/1949 Maiden's lament Erich Leinsdorf ; Dorothy Maynor ; RCA Victor Orchestra Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor [Trial 1912-06-28-03] Not documented 6/28/1912 Kol Nidre Maximilian Pilzer Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Victor [Trial 1927-09-19-03] 10-in. 9/19/1927 Macushla James Melton Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64592 10-in. 10/21/1938 Cuban overture (Gershwin), part 1-1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 64593 10-in. 10/21/1938 Cuban overture, part 2-1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 64594 10-in. 10/21/1938 Cuban overture, part 3-1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pilzer, Maximilian," accessed July 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109160.

Pilzer, Maximilian. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109160.

"Pilzer, Maximilian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109160

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