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Carl Bohm

Carl Bohm (also known as Carl Bohm, Henry Cooper [pseudonym] and Karl Bohm) (11 September 1844 – 4 April 1920) was a German pianist and composer.

Bohm is regarded as one of the leading German songwriters of the 19th century, and wrote such works as Still as the Night, Twilight, May Bells, Enfant Cheri and The Fountain.

The Oxford Companion to Music says that Bohm was "a German composer of great fecundity and the highest salability... He occupied an important position in the musical commonwealth inasmuch as his publisher, N. Simrock, declared that the profits on his compositions provided the capital for the publication of those of Brahms." Bohm's specialty was music in a lighter vein, very different from the dark, brooding and introspective works of Brahms.

Bohm, like Schubert, was more than just a songwriter, composing in most genres. His chamber music, mostly quartets and piano trios, were extremely popular not only amongst amateurs but also among touring professional groups who were always in need of a sure-fire audience pleaser.

Edition Silvertrust (see references) states that Bohm "was certainly very well known during his lifetime. Yet today, his name brings nothing but blank stares." This curious obscurity is borne out more than ever by the fact that Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians contains no article about him. Nonetheless, his Sarabande in G minor remains a standard teaching piece for intermediate violinists and violists.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 11th, 1844 (Berlin), Died April 4th, 1920 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor

Notes: Sometimes listed as Charles Bohm.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1849 7-in. 1/5/1903 Calm as the night Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1849 10-in. 1/5/1903 Calm as the night Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor B-1408 10-in. 6/3/1904 Mein Liebchen von Burgund Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo composer  
Victor C-2315 12-in. 2/20/1905 Still wie die Nacht Emma Eames Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-2767 10-in. 9/26/1905 Wie mag es wohl gekommen sein? Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-4067 12-in. 11/27/1906 Still wie die Nacht Emma Eames Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4777 10-in. 8/8/1907 Was mir als Kind die Mutter sang Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8086 12-in. 7/1/1909 Calm as the night Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8099 10-in. 7/8/1909 La fontaine Darius Lyons Flute solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8934 10-in. 5/9/1910 Calm as the night Vienna Quartet Instrumental quartet composer  
Victor B-10478 10-in. 5/31/1911 The Gypsy William H. Reitz Xylophone solo composer  
Victor B-11195 10-in. 11/6/1911 Love and arms waltz Frank La Forge Piano solo composer  
Victor C-11478 12-in. 1/23/1912 Nordische Romanze Rosario Bourdon Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14723 10-in. 4/17/1914 Calm as the night Christine Miller Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16093 10-in. 6/10/1915 Calm as the night John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor B-17181 10-in. 2/17/1916 Still wie die Nacht Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19396 10-in. 3/21/1917 Calm as the night Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-19396 12-in. 5/31/1927 Calm as the night Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25333 10-in. 6/3/1921 Calm as the night Leah Wade Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-25580 10-in. 9/28/1921 Still wie die Nacht Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-32916 10-in. 6/19/1925 Still wie die Nacht Helen G. Selig Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-43657 10-in. 4/20/1928 Still wie die Nacht Hulda Lashanska ; Paul Reimers Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-51847 12-in. 5/24/1929 Calm as the night Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus, with 4 pianos composer  
Victor CVE-53443 12-in. 5/27/1929 Cavatina Pelham High School Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55991 10-in. 10/24/1929 Calm as the night Mrs. William T. Welch Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-62329 10-in. 7/3/1930 La zingara Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor PCS-79416 12-in. 10/17/1934 Cavatina Velero Ensemble Instrumental quartet composer  
Victor PBVE-193 10-in. 4/30/1926 Still wie die Nacht Leana Shwayder Female vocal solo, with violin and piano composer  
Victor BS-048469 10-in. 3/28/1940 Calm as the night Frank La Forge Piano solo composer  
Victor BS-050887 10-in. 5/29/1940 Still as the night Marjorie Lawrence ; Felix Wolfes Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1912-10-21-01] Not documented 10/21/1912 Calm as the night Mina Kaufman Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1913-05-23-08] Not documented 5/23/1913 Still wie die Nacht Elizabeth Bonner Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-07-15-01] Not documented 7/15/1916 Silent as night [Still wie die Nacht] Susanna Dercum Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 655 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Calm as the night J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 655 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Calm as the night J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 3183 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1905 Mein Glueck Emil Muench Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 19191 10-in. 1/5/1911 Calm as the night Francis Firth Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38115 10-in. 7/3/1912 Calm as the night Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47143 10-in. 11/8/1916 Calm as the night Margaret Keyes Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79208 10-in. 5/26/1920 Calm as the night Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80369 10-in. 6/2/1922 Calm as the night Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81410 10-in. 12/11/1923 Calm as the night Carmela Ponselle Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37163 12-in. ca. 1915 Calm as the night Lois Ewell Female vocal solo composer  
Columbia 48908 12-in. 9/5/1916 Calm as the night Margaret Keyes Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 8830 10-in. approximately Oct. 1922 Still wie die Nacht Florence Easton Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 13167 10-in. 5/23/1924 Still wie die nacht Zavel Kwartin Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 13127-13128 10-in. 5/9/1924 Still wie die Nacht Zavel Kwartin Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 15080-15081 10-in. 3/6/1925 Calm as the night Friedrich Schorr Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XC4768 12-in. 11/30/1929 Calm as the night Orchestra (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Orchestra composer  
Brunswick E27572 10-in. 5/22/1928 Calm as the night Marie Morrisey Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 840 10-in. approximately Oct. 1911 Calm as the night Carl Bohm ; Marie Rappold Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2171 10-in. 3/7/1913 La Zingana American Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 2213 10-in. 4/5/1913 Still wie die Nacht Eleanora de Cisneros Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 2386 10-in. 7/21/1913 Lily of the valley Reed Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 2426 10-in. 8/26/1913 May is here Reed Orchestra Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 2427 10-in. 8/26/1913 Spinning song Reed Orchestra Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 2437 10-in. 9/3/1913 Fadette Reed Orchestra [Edison Records] Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 2454 10-in. 9/15/1913 My heart to thee Edison Concert Band Band composer  
Edison 2458 10-in. 9/17/1913 Summer night Reed Orchestra Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 2473 10-in. 9/30/1913 Little sweetheart Reed Orchestra Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 2508 10-in. 10/22/1913 Fluttering dove Reed Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 2697 10-in. 1/12/1914 Nocturne Carl Bohm ; Reed Orchestra [Edison Records] Reed orchestra composer  
Edison 3485 10-in. between 12/21/1914 and 12/29/1914 Calm as the night May D. Schwab Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3517 10-in. 1/13/1915 Calm as the night May D. Schwab Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4664 10-in. 4/18/1916 Stille wie die Nacht Carl Bohm ; Jacques Urlus Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5075 10-in. 10/18/1916 Calm as the night Betsy Lane Shepherd Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6107 10-in. Apr. 1918 Calm as the night Grace Freeman Violin solo composer  
Edison 6701 10-in. 4/2/1919 Calm as the night Carl Bohm ; Mario Laurenti Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7507 10-in. 9/1/1920 Gipsy mazurka André Benoist Piano solo composer  
Edison 7959 10-in. 5/4/1921 Fragrant rose Losey's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 7960 10-in. 5/4/1921 La grace Carl Bohm ; Losey's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Edison 8722 10-in. Feb. 1923 Cara memoria Franz Falkenburg Piano solo composer  
Edison 10042 10-in. June-July 1924 Fadette impromptu brilliant Bellini Ensemble Unique Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 10058 10-in. 9/19/1924 May has come Franz Falkenburg Piano solo composer  
Edison 10848 10-in. 2/24/1926 May has come Losey's Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 10865 10-in. 3/5/1926 Cavatina Carl Flesch ; Kurt Ruhrseitz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Edison 19095 10-in. 3/12/1929 Calm as the night Theodore Webb Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-786 10-in. 3/12/1929 Calm as the night Carl Bohm ; Theodore Webb Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-1102 12-in. 9/1/1929 Stille wie die Nacht Female vocal chorus (unidentified; Edison Records) ; New Haven Symphony Orchestra Female vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0EA1033 10-in. 10/19/1935 Still as the night Marek Weber Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 1443h 10-in. 1902 Hast du mich lieb? Berlin Band [i.e., Garde-Kürassir Regiment] Band composer  
Gramophone 8041e 10-in. 1908 Gavotte Mischa Elman Violin solo composer  
Gramophone 8330½b 10-in. 6/14/1906 Moment musical Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bohm, Carl," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105589.

Bohm, Carl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105589.

"Bohm, Carl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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