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Georg Joseph Vogler

Georg Joseph Vogler, also known as Abbé Vogler (June 15, 1749 – May 6, 1814), was a German composer, organist, teacher and theorist. In a long and colorful career extending over many more nations and decades than was usual at the time, Vogler established himself as a foremost experimenter in baroque and early classic music. His greatest successes came as performer and designer for the organ at various courts and cities around Europe, as well as a teacher, attracting highly successful and devoted pupils such as Carl Maria von Weber. His career as a music theorist and composer however was mixed, with contemporaries such as Mozart believing Vogler to have been a charlatan. Despite his mixed reception in his own life, his highly-original contributions in many areas of music (particularly musicology and organ theory) and influence on his pupils endured, and combined with his eccentric and adventurous career, prompted one historian to summarize Vogler as "one of the most bizarre characters in the history of music".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 15th, 1749 (Würzburg), Died May 6th, 1814 (Darmstadt)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22585 10-in. 2/13/1919 Hosianna Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone BT132 10-in. 9/20/1923 Hosianna! Kyrko-Kvartetten Male vocal quartet, with chimes composer  
Gramophone 11549b 10-in. Oct. 1908 Hosianna Solist Kvintetten Chorus, with bells and orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vogler, Georg Joseph," accessed July 31, 2021,

Vogler, Georg Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from

"Vogler, Georg Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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