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 (Results 26-50 of 83 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
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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