Heinrich Hofmann

Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann (13 January 1842, Berlin – 16 July 1902, Groß-Tabarz, present-day Thuringia) was a German composer and pianist. He was a pupil of Theodor Kullak, Eduard Grell, Siegfried Dehn and Richard Wüerst. His Frithjof Symphony (1874), a musical realization of the legend Friðþjófs saga hins frœkna, was one of the most frequently performed orchestral works in Germany during the late 19th century. In addition to orchestral music, he also wrote several operas, some lieder, choral music, and works for solo piano. After his death, his music fell largely into obscurity.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 13th, 1842 (Berlin), Died July 16th, 1902 (Bad Tabarz)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 59420 12-in. approximately 1916 Wenn du kein Spielmann wärst Otto Goritz Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE26906-XE26907 12-in. 3/10/1928 Komm mein Liebchen Tanz mit mir Arion Male Chorus Male vocal chorus composer, lyricist  
Edison 656 Not documented approximately Apr. 1911 Wenn du kein Spielmann wärst Eduard Lichtenstein Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hofmann, Heinrich," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104783.

Hofmann, Heinrich. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104783.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104783


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