Richard Franko Goldman
Richard Franko Goldman (December 7, 1910 – January 19, 1980) was a conductor, educator, author, music critic, and composer.
Born Richard Henry Maibrunn Goldman (Maibrunn being his mother's family name), he adopted the same middle name as his father, the conductor Edwin Franko Goldman, whose middle name came from the latter's mother's musical family.
After graduating from Townsend Harris High School in Manhattan, New York, Richard Goldman attended Columbia University, graduating in 1930 with an A.B. (with honors). After a year of graduate study at Columbia, he then went to Paris to study composition with Nadia Boulanger. He also studied privately with Wallingford Riegger. During World War II he served in the Office of Strategic Services.
He was associate conductor 1937–1956 and then succeeded his father as conductor of the Goldman Band of New York City. He led that band from 1956 until poor health caused him to stop conducting in the summer of 1979. He dissolved the band, but it returned to perform as the Guggenheim Concerts Band in 1980 and the Goldman Memorial Band in 1984.
He taught at the Juilliard School 1947–1960 and was a visiting professor at Princeton University 1952–1956. He also was director of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland 1968–1977 and president of the Peabody Institute 1969–1977. He was initiated as a national honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity in 1969.
Amongst his compositions are the Lee Rigg (1942) for orchestra, Sonata for Violin and Piano (1964), and a Duo for Tubas or bassoons (1950). He also wrote several marches, including The Foundation, Pride of the 97, National Intercollegiate Band (named for the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma–sponsored ensemble), and Seaside Park. His contributions to The Musical Quarterly as New York critic ensured early recognition to Wallingford Riegger, Henry Cowell, and Elliott Carter.
Birth and Death Data: Born December 7th, 1910, Died January 19th, 1980
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1959
Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||101370||1/16/1957||Semper fidelis||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||101371||1/16/1957||Sabres and spurs||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||101372||1/16/1957||The official West Point march||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||101373||1/16/1957||On, brave old Army team||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||103076||8/12/1957||March with trumpets||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||103077||8/12/1957||Fanfare march||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||103078||8/15/1957||Children's march over the hill||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||103080||8/19/1957||Classic overture||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||103081||8/16/1957||Apollo march||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||103082||8/16/1957||Overture for band (Mendelssohn)||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105335||7/21/1958||High school cadets||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105336||7/21/1958||Washington Post||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105337||7/21/1958||Free lance||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105338||7/21/1958||King Cotton||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105339||7/21/1958||Corcoran cadets||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105340||7/23/1958||The thunderer||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105341||7/23/1958||Stars and stripes forever||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105342||7/23/1958||The bride elect||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105343||7/23/1958||Liberty bell||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105344||7/23/1958||Rifle regiment||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105345||7/25/1958||Hands across the sea||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105346||7/25/1958||El Capitan||Goldman Band||conductor|
|Decca||105347||7/25/1958||Invicible eagle||Goldman Band||conductor|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Goldman, Richard Franko," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318110.
Goldman, Richard Franko. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318110.
"Goldman, Richard Franko." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.
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