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EDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN - BANDMASTER

Autographed and inscribed matte, double-weight original 8” x 10” portrait, October 26, 1944. He wears a French chevalier pin on his lapel.

Composer and conductor Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956) founded the Goldman Band which was an American institution and rival of the Sousa Band.  He came from a musical family, his mother, a concert pianist, his uncle Nahan, a conductor and concertmaster at the Metropolitan Opera. Composition studies with Antonin Dvorak and cornet studies with the world famous Jules Levy and Carl Sohst.   He joined the trumpet section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as their sole cornetist in 1893 and left in 1909.  In 1911 he founded the New York Military Band, in order to present band works that the orchestras did not play well in their Summer pops concerts.  In 1920, two years after the end of World War I Goldman renamed the band, The Goldman Band.  The Band played all over New York City and toured, a competitor of Sousa's Band.  They also commissioned works from the likes of Respighi, Roussel Schoenberg and Weinberger, not to mention the over 150 works Edwin wrote for the band.  A prolific recorder, numerous records are available from the band.  Goldman also conducted other bands including the United States Marine Band in his own works.  A recording he made of his march, “Chimes of Liberty” with the Marine Band is sensational.  The band long survived Sousa’s Band, they were closed by their board in 1983. 

 

Small margin tear top left else superb!