Mitch Miller

Mitchell William Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American oboist, conductor, record producer and record industry executive. He was involved in almost all aspects of the industry, particularly as a conductor, and artist and repertoire (A&R) man. Miller was one of the most influential people in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of A&R at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist with an NBC television series, Sing Along with Mitch. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in the early 1930s, Miller began his musical career as a player of the oboe and English horn, making numerous highly regarded classical and popular recordings. He was a choral conductor on television and a recordings executive.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 4, 1911 (Rochester), Died July 31, 2010 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: oboe, conductor

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-018446 12-in. 2/2/1938 Sonata no. 6, in G minor Mitch Miller ; Yella Pessl Oboe and harpsichord duet instrumentalist, oboe  
Victor CS-018447 12-in. 2/2/1938 Sonata no. 6, in G minor Mitch Miller ; Yella Pessl Oboe and harpsichord duet instrumentalist, oboe  
Decca 73698 9/30/1946 The story of the churkendoose, part 1 Ray Bolger conductor  
Decca 73699 9/30/1946 The story of the churkendoose, part 2 Ray Bolger conductor  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Miller, Mitch," accessed July 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116418.

Miller, Mitch. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116418.

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

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116418

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