The most famous uke in the world? Well, technically it’s not a player but a composer (and also the ukulele), Peter Tóth was born in Estonia in 1879 and he composed the very first recorded uke.
Who is the most famous composer?
Well as a musician Peter Tóth had many hits from music including his famous, well known “Journey in the Sky” that he composed in 1895. He was also on the leading uke in the world and his biggest hit was “Don’t Stop Believing” which was very popular in 1936 when it took the award for greatest hit of the era in the American Music Hall of Fame. It was also named as best album ever by the Rolling Stones.
Who is the first ukulele player to record an album?
Peter Tóth’s first album, that he recorded himself wasn’t published in Finland because of copyright disputes with his publisher. Tóth managed to record a recording of six-string on a piano, but a copyright agreement with Tóth’s publisher prevented this from being printed or sold in Finland. This was the earliest publication of a recorded ukulele and he was the first ukulele player to record an album. However, due to political pressure he eventually managed to complete the writing and recording of this album under an alias and released it in 1937.
Who is the first composer to record an album?
The first composer to record an album was H. Tissing (of the Tissing family) who recorded “Amarcord” in 1910/11. Other popular composers such as K. Rauhn (1910-1941) and K. F. Würtz (1904-1909) recorded their first album in 1924/25.
Is there a history of people’s records of their own music?
There are a few records that are in the public domain:
Abandon Ship (an opera) written by J.S. Bach (1765)
The History of Music by William Wordsworth (1772)
Bicycle Dance (an original recording by Richard Wagner) by Joseph Haydn (1792)
The Poets of the Spheres by John Keats (1778)
The Three Sisters (an original recording of a 16th century Polish opera) by Johannes Brahms (c. 1790)
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