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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 26-41 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64595 12-in. 10/21/1938 An American in Paris, part 1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 64596 10-in. 10/21/1938 An American in Paris, part 2 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 64597 10-in. 10/21/1938 An American in Paris, part 3 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 64598 10-in. 10/23/1938 Second rhapsody, part 1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 64599 10-in. 10/23/1938 Second rhapsody, part 2 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 64692 10-in. 10/23/1938 Rhapsody in blue, part 1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 64693 10-in. 10/23/1938 Rhapsody in blue, part 2 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65429 12-in. 4/18/1939 Concerto in F (Gershwin): 1st mvt. , part 1 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65430 12-in. 4/18/1939 Concerto in F (Gershwin): 1st mvt., part 2 Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65431 12-in. 4/18/1939 Concerto in F (Gershwin): 2nd mvt. Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65432 12-in. 4/18/1939 Concerto in F (Gershwin): 3rd mvt. Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65574 10-in. 5/15/1939 Alexander's ragtime band Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65575 10-in. 5/15/1939 The June bugs' dance Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65576 10-in. 5/15/1939 Say it with music Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65577 10-in. 5/15/1939 Lady of the evening Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 65578 10-in. 5/15/1939 The shoemaker's holiday Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 26-41 of 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pilzer, Maximilian," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109160.

Pilzer, Maximilian. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109160.

"Pilzer, Maximilian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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