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 103075 8/12/1957 Chester 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 103079 8/15/1957 Trauersinfonie 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  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/318110

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