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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 (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  
(Results 51-75 of 83 records)

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105589

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