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Victor Kolar

Victor Kolar (February 12, 1888 – June 16, 1957) was a Hungarian-born American composer and conductor. Kolar was born in Budapest and studied at the Prague Conservatory, where he was a pupil of Otakar Ševčík (violin) and Antonín Dvořák (composition). From 1905 until 1920 he was a violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony and New York Symphony, joining the Detroit Symphony in 1920 as an assistant conductor. He remained with the orchestra until 1941, eventually assuming the post of principal conductor. Active as a composer as well, he wrote a symphony, some tone poems and a few orchestral suites. Of these last, his Americana won first prize in a 1914 contest sponsored by the Illinois State Teachers Association.

Kolar died in Detroit in 1957.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 12, 1888 (Budapest), Died June 16, 1957

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C6182 10-in. 11/13/1930 University of Detroit Tom Gerun Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 93061 10-in. 6/18/1940 William Tell Overture (Rossini): Part 1: At dawn Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93062 10-in. 6/18/1940 William Tell Overture (Rossini): Part 2: The storm Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93063 10-in. 6/18/1940 William Tell Overture (Rossini): Part 3: The calm Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93064 10-in. 6/18/1940 William Tell Overture (Rossini): Part 4: Finale Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93065 10-in. 6/18/1940 Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 (Grieg): Part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93066 12-in. 6/18/1940 Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 (Grieg): Part 2 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93067 10-in. 6/18/1940 Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46 (Grieg): Part 3 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93068 10-in. 6/18/1940 Peer Gynt Suite No.20, Op.55 (Grieg): Part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93069 10-in. 6/18/1940 Peer Gynt Suite No.20, Op.55 (Grieg): Part 2 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93070 10-in. 6/18/1940 Peer Gynt Suite No.20, Op.55 (Grieg): Part 3 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93071 10-in. 6/18/1940 American fantaisie, part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93072 10-in. 6/18/1940 American fantaisie, part 2 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93073 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): The sea and Sinbad's ship, part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93074 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): The sea and Sinbad's ship, part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93075 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): The tale of the Kalendar prince, part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93076 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): The tale of the Kalendar prince, part 2 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93077 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): The young prince and the young princess, part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93078 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): The young prince and the young princess, part 2 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93079 12-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): The festival at Bagdad, part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93080 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): The festival at Bagdad, part 2 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93081 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): Roumanian rhapsody No. 1 in A (Enesco), part 1 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93082 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): Roumanian rhapsody No. 1 in A (Enesco), part 2 Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  
Decca 93083 10-in. 6/19/1940 Scheherazade (Symphonic Suite, Op. 35) (Rimsky- Korsakov): Roumanian rhapsody No. 1 in A (Enesco), part 2 (concl) Detroit Symphony Orchestra conductor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kolar, Victor," accessed July 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110250.

Kolar, Victor. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110250.

"Kolar, Victor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 July 2022.

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