Walter Damrosch came from an influential family of musicians, and is recognized as an important American conductor, educator, and composer. His best-known song is his dramatic setting of Kipling's "Danny Deever," which is said to have made a strong impression on President Theodore Roosevelt.
The audio recording, provided in the audio player to the right, features Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Craig Rutenberg, piano. This song was recorded for InstantEncore as part of American Public Media's Performance Today series, presented by Classical Minnesota Public Radio. To listen, please click on the track name itself.