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Joseph Joachim

Joseph Joachim (28 June 1831 – 15 August 1907) was a Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher who made an international career, based in Hanover and Berlin. A close collaborator of Johannes Brahms, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th century.

Joachim studied violin early, beginning in Buda at age five, then in Vienna and Leipzig. He made his debut in London in 1844, playing Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto, with Felix Mendelssohn conducting. He returned to London many times throughout life. After years of teaching at the Leipzig Conservatory and playing as principal violinist of the Gewandhausorchester, he moved to Weimar in 1848, where Franz Liszt established cultural life. From 1852, Joachim served at the court of Hanover, playing principal violin in the opera and conducting concerts, with months of free time in summer for concert tours. In 1853, he was invited by Robert Schumann to the Lower Rhine Music Festival, where he met Clara Schumann and Brahms, with whom he performed for years to come. In 1879, he premiered Brahms' violin concerto with Brahms as conductor. He married Amalie, an opera singer, in 1863, who gave up her career; the couple had six children.

Joachim quit service in Hanover in 1865, and the family moved to Berlin, where he was entrusted with founding and directing a new department at the Royal Conservatory, for performing music. He formed a string quartet, and kept performing chamber music on tours. His playing was recorded in 1903.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 15, 1831 (Kittsee), Died August 15, 1907 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, violin

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8104 10-in. 7/13/1909 Hungarian dance no. 3 Howard Rattay Violin solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-8969 10-in. 5/18/1910 Hungarian dance in G minor Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor B-10538 10-in. 6/15/1911 Hungarian dance Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor B-11087 10-in. 10/12/1911 Hungarian dance in D minor Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor C-11088 12-in. 10/12/1911 Hungarian dance in F major Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor C-11298 12-in. 11/22/1911 Hungarian dance no. 20, D minor Efrem Zimbalist Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor B-14683 10-in. 4/8/1914 Hungarian dance no. 7 Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor C-15002 12-in. 6/24/1914 Hungarian dances, no. 7 and no. 9 Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Victor B-24770 10-in. 1/3/1921 Hungarian dance no. 17 in F-sharp minor Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Columbia 46383 10-in. 2/7/1916 Hungarian dance no. 7 Frank Gittelson ; Charles Adams Prince Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Columbia W145620 10-in. 2/7/1928 Hungarian dance no. 8 Jelly d' Arányi ; Coenraad Valentyn Bos Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Edison 2396 10-in. 7/24/1913 Hungarian dance no. 7 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Edison 2399 10-in. 7/24/1913 Hungarian dance no. 5 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Edison 2407 10-in. 8/14/1913 Hungarian dance no. 1 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Edison 3375 10-in. 10/2/1914 Hungarian dance no. 6 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Edison 4112 10-in. 9/14/1915 Hungarian dance no. 7 André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Edison 18465 10-in. 5/3/1928 Hungarian dance no. 8 Raymond Bauman ; Kathleen Parlow Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Edison N-231 12-in. 5/3/1928 Hungarian dance no. 8 Raymond Bauman ; Kathleen Parlow Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone 217y 10-in. 8/27/1903 Hungarian dance no. 2 in D minor Joseph Joachim Violin solo, with piano arranger, instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA837 10-in. 1/21/1936 Hungarian dance no. 1 in G minor Marcel Gazelle ; Yehudi Menuhin Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone 0LA838 10-in. 1/21/1936 Hungarian dance no. 17 in F sharp minor (Johannes Brahms) Marcel Gazelle ; Yehudi Menuhin Violin solo, with piano arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) WL3621 10-in. between February 7 and April 6 1932 Danse hongroise no. 1 Bronislaw Huberman ; Siegfried Schultze Violin solo, with piano arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Joachim, Joseph," accessed July 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103104.

Joachim, Joseph. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103104.

"Joachim, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103104

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