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 76-83 of 83 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bohm, Carl," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105589.
Bohm, Carl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105589.
"Bohm, Carl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.
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