Saturday, October 4, 2014

Nathaniel Shilkret

Nathaniel Shilkret (December 25, 1889 – February 18, 1982) was an American composer, conductor, clarinetist, pianist, business executive, and music director. He was born in New York City to an Austrian immigrant family.Shilkret was the leading conductor for Victor Records in 20s and early 30s. His brother Jack Shilkret was also a pianist and bandleader. 

Early in his carear he was in the bands of John Philip Sousa and Arthur Pryor. He played with the New York Philharmonic, New York Symphony and Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra. In the 20s he was active on radio and by 1938 had played 3,000 broadcasts. Shilkret went to Hollywood in 1935 as arranger, conductor and musical director. 

Lucky Lindy 1927
The Man I Love 1928
The Things That Were Made For Love 1929
Dark Night 1930

Victor Artist Party 1931

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