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Victor Young

vn, 1900-1956 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer / Arranger / Conductor of Pop, Jazz and Soundtrack

American composer, arranger, conductor, and violinist, working principally in Hollywood motion pictures (August 8, 1900, Chicago, Illinois – November 10, 1956, Palm Springs, California). Victor Young was born into a poor, but musical family. He was educated at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland. As a teenager, he toured Europe as violinist with the Warsaw Philharmonic, and later gave imperial concerts in Russia. He returned to the United States in 1920, working in Chicago as a violinist, arranger and conductor for radio and theater during the 1920s and 1930s. He arranged many of Bing Crosby's records for Decca, and worked as a songwriter for Broadway musicals and revues. Young joined Paramount studios in 1935 and worked on more than 300 film scores over a period of twenty years. He also wrote many popular songs, such as "Love Letters", "My Foolish Heart", "Stella By Starlight", "Sweet Sue, Just You", "Street of Dreams," and the popular hit "When I Fall In Love," penned with lyricist Edward Heyman.

        
Genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Fantasmic! - From Fantasmic! (Disneyland) on Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Disneyland by Various Artists
Around The World In 80 Days - Overture on Movie Memories- Music From the Greatest Films by Various Artists
Main Title - From "Shane" Original Soundtrack on Main Title by Victor Young
Johnny Guitar on Greatest Original Western Movie Themes by Various Artists
Around the World – Part I on Around the World in Eighty Days by United Artists Studio Orchestra & Victor Young
Rio Bravo on Greatest Original Western Movie Themes by Various Artists
Sky Symphony on Around the World in Eighty Days by United Artists Studio Orchestra & Victor Young
Johnny Guitar on Paramour by Jeanne Balibar
Gun Crazy on Sax And Violence by Various Artists
India Countryside on Around the World in Eighty Days by United Artists Studio Orchestra & Victor Young

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Victor Young OrchestraVictor Young2017Compil.
The Uninvited, The Classic Film Music Of Victor YoungVictor Young2016Album
Double Indemnity (Film Noir At Paramount)Miklós Rózsa, Hugo Friedhofer, Franz Waxman, Gail Kubik, Leith Stevens, Heinz Eric Roemheld, Victor Young2015Album
Victor Young At Paramount, Volume 2Victor Young2015Album
Victor Young At Paramount ~ Appointment With Danger September Affair The AccusedVictor Young2014Compil.
For Whom the Bell TollsVictor Young2014Album
The Victor Young - John Ford Collaboration: Rio Grande / The Sun Shines Bright / The Quiet ManVictor Young2012Compil.
Strategic Air CommandVictor Young2012Album
Shane (Original Motion Picture Score)Victor Young2012Album
Sands Of Iwo Jima / Island In The SkyVictor Young2012Album
For Whom The Bell Tolls / Golden Earrings / Omar KhayyamVictor Young2012Album
Autumn LeavesVictor Young2012Album
Run Of The Arrow / The Brave One (Two Original Motion Picture Soundtracks)Victor Young2012Album
Around The World In 80 Days (And Other Favorites)Victor Young2007Album
Around the World in 80 DaysVictor Young2007Album
The Tall MenVictor Young2007Album
Cinema Rhapsodies: The Musical Genius Of Victor YoungVictor Young2006Compil.
The Left Hand Of GodVictor Young2005Album
ScaramoucheVictor Young2004Album
Three Coins In The FountainVictor Young2004Album
The Best Of Victor Young & The Brunswick Studio Orchestra (1932-1934)Victor Young2003Compil.
ScaramoucheVictor Young2002Album
The Best Of Victor YoungVictor Young2001Compil.
The Uninvited, The Classic Film Music Of Victor YoungVictor Young1998Album
Captain Blood / Scaramouche / The Three Musketeers / The King's ThiefErich Wolfgang Korngold / Victor Young / Max Steiner / Miklós Rózsa / Brandenburgische Philharmonie Potsdam • Richard Kaufman1995Compil.
The Quiet ManVictor Young1995Album
Golden Earrings / Blood And Sand (Original Motion Picture Soundtracks)Victor Young, Vicente Gomez1982Album
Johnny Guitar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Victor Young1981Album
Sands Of Iwo Jima/The Sun Shines Bright (Original Motion Picture Soundtracks)Victor Young1981Album
Rio Grande ( Original Motion Picture Soundtrack )Victor Young1980Album
Salome / Samson And DelilahMorris Stoloff, Victor Young1980Album
Victor Young Conducts Victor YoungVictor Young1979Album
FAR WEST VOL. 1Ennio Morricone, Marc Taynor, Jean-Claude Pierric, Dimitri Tiomkin, Victor Young1977Album
For Whom The Bell Tolls / Omar KhayyamVictor Young1976Album
Autumn RosesVictor Young1973Compil.
The Brave OneVictor Young1972Album
Around The World in 80 DaysVictor Young1970Single
Written On The Wind (& Four Girls In Town) (Original Soundtrack)Victor Young, Alex North1958Album
For Whom The Bell Tolls / Golden EarringsVictor Young1957Album
Around The World In Eighty Days (Music From The Soundtrack)Victor Young1957Album
Michael Todd's Around The World In 80 Days - Music From The Sound TrackVictor Young1957Album
Run Of The Arrow (Original Music From The Sound Track)Victor Young1957Album
Omar Khayyam / The MountainVictor Young / Daniele Amfitheatrof1957Album
Samson And Delilah / The Quiet Man (Double Feature Sound Track Album)Victor Young Conducting Paramount Symphony Orchestra / Victor Young And His Orchestra1957Compil.
Around The World In 80 Days (La Vuelta Al Mundo En 80 Días)Victor Young1957Single
Around The WorldBing Crosby / Victor Young1957Single
4 Berühmte TangosVictor Young1957Single
A Tale of Two Cities/Lost HorizonVictor Young1956Album
Autumn LeavesVictor Young1955Single
You, My LoveVictor Young1954Single
Hollywood RhapsodiesVictor Young, Victor Young And His Singing Strings1954Album
The Song From "The Caine Mutiny"Victor Young1954Single
More Than AnyoneJeff Chandler With Victor Young1954Single
I Whistle A Happy Tune / Getting To Know You Label: Decca ‎– 27589Bing Crosby With Orchestra Directed By Victor Young1953Album
Valentino (A Collection Of Tangos)The Castilians Under The Direction Of Victor Young1951Album
Samson And DelilahVictor Young1951Album
Song For DelilahVictor Young1950Single
Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask Of AmontilladoSydney Greenstreet, Victor Young1948Album
Here Comes The ShowboatHelen Morgan, Frank Munn, Paul Robeson, Olga Albani, James Melton, Victor Young1946Album
Tales Of The Olympian GodsRonald Colman And Victor Young1946Album
Treasure IslandThomas Mitchell, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Wells, Victor Young1944Album
For Whom the Bell TollsVictor Young1943Album
Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long / Jazz NocturneBing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters With Don Redman And His Orchestra / Victor Young & Brunswick Concert Orchestra1932Album
Gems From "The Band Wagon"Victor Young1931Album
Gems from "Geo. White's Scandals"Victor Young and Brunswick Concert Orchestra Featuring Bing Crosby, The Boswell Sisters with Connie Boswell, The Mills Brothers & Frank Munn1931Album
Love Letters In The Sand / Let's Drift Away On Dreamer's BayVictor Young1931Album
Gems From "George White's Scandals" (instrumental)Victor Young1931Album
Valse Caprice / Fifth NocturneVictor Young1923Single
My Fair LadyLerner & Loewe, Victor YoungAlbum
The Long Ships / Omar KhayyamDušan Radić, Victor YoungAlbum
A Christmas Carol By Charles DickensRonald Colman And Victor YoungAlbum
Early Recordings 1931-37Lee Wiley Accompanied By The Orchestras Of The Dorsey Brothers - Glen Gray - Johnny Green / Leo Reisman - Victor YoungCompil.
Oklahoma! Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'John Charles Thomas, Victor YoungSingle
Tango TimeThe Castilians Under The Direction Of Victor YoungAlbum
A Christmas Carol By Charles DickensRonald Colman And Victor YoungAlbum
The Voice Of F.D.R.Victor YoungAlbum
Theme From "East Of Eden" / Song From "Moulin Rouge"Victor YoungSingle
Every Day Of My Life / AnywhereHelen Forrest, Victor YoungAlbum
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