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 51-75 of 83 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
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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