Willi Ostermann

Wilhelm "Willi" Ostermann (1 October 1876 – 6 August 1936) was a lyricist, composer and singer of carnival songs and songs about Cologne, primarily in the German dialect of Kölsch. The tune Homesick for Cologne is counted amongst his most famous pieces.

In the year 1949, a monument was erected to commemorate the life and works of Willi Ostermann in the Seven Mountains' Nightingale Valley of Königswinter.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 1st, 1876 (Mülheim), Died August 6th, 1936 (Cologne)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, tenor vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-49205 12-in. 11/24/1928 Rheinlandmädel Manhattan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone BD9110 10-in. 10/3/1930 Eins ins Andere (Musikalisch-humoristischer Kuddelmuddel) Willi Ostermann Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Gramophone [Gra face 60-1239] 10-in. 10/3/1930 Eins ins Andere (Musikalisch-humoristischer Kuddelmuddel) Willi Ostermann Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ostermann, Willi," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101643.

Ostermann, Willi. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101643.

"Ostermann, Willi." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101643

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