Young, Victor, 1900-1956

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1900-08-08
Death 1956-11-10
Americans

Biographical notes:

Composer of "Sweet Sue" and other songs.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, N.Y., to Mrs. Cooper, 9/11/47. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910520

Victor Young was an important arranger, conductor, music director and American composer known for his musical scores of many movies which won a number of awards including an Academy Award.

From the description of Collection, 1900-1956. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 276297266

Biography

Young was born in Chicago on Aug. 8, 1990; educated at Warsaw Conservatory; toured Europe as violinist; worked as violinist, arranger and conductor for radio and theater during the 1920s and 1930s; joined Paramount studios in 1935 and wrote over 300 film scores over 20 years; also made recordings with his own orchestra; died in Palm Springs on Nov. 11, 1956.

From the guide to the Victor Young Collection of television music, 1954-1956, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Popular music--1931-1940
  • Patriotic music--20th century
  • Composers
  • Drama--Promptbooks and typescripts
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • String orchestra music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Dance orchestra music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores and parts
  • Musical comedies--Librettos. A la carte
  • Popular instrumental music--1951-1960
  • Popular music--1941-1950
  • Holocaust survivors--Songs and music
  • Plucked instrument ensembles, Arranged--Manuscripts--Scores and parts
  • Piano music
  • Popular music--Texts
  • Incidental music--Scores and parts
  • Motion picture music--Excerpts, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Refugees--Songs and music
  • Motion picture music--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
  • Choruses, Secular (Men's voices) with orchestra--Scores and parts
  • Concertos (Piano)--2 piano scores
  • Television music--Parts
  • Radio music--Scores and parts
  • Motion picture music--Scores

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)