Oscar Hammerstein

Oscar Hammerstein I (8 May 1846 – 1 August 1919) was a German-born businessman, theater impresario, and composer in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses, and he rekindled opera's popularity in America. He was the grandfather of American lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and the father of theater manager William Hammerstein and American producer Arthur Hammerstein.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 8th, 1847 (Szczecin), Died August 1st, 1919 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: The composer, best known as an impresario and theater builder, was the grandfather of Oscar Hammerstein II, the lyricist and playwright.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 2177 10-in. 3/13/1913 Mia cara waltz Brass orchestra (unidentified; Edison Records) Brass orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hammerstein, Oscar," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111224.

Hammerstein, Oscar. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111224.

"Hammerstein, Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111224


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