Hermann Leopoldi

Hermann Leopoldi (born Hersch Kohn; 15 August 1888 – 28 June 1959) was an Austrian composer and cabaret star who survived Buchenwald. Einzi Stolz, wife of composer Robert Stolz, remembered him thus:

"Leopoldi was for us all some sort of creature from a different planet. Through a salvation bordering on a wonder he had survived the horrors of concentration camps Buchenwald and Dachau. He maintained his belief in the good in humanity and remained an optimist, who gave courage and confidence to many in times of difficulty."

Birth and Death Data: Born August 15th, 1888 (Gaudenzdorf), Died June 28th, 1959 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27105 10-in. 10/30/1922 Schön sind die Mädels von Prag Bauernkapelle Band, with male vocal chorus composer  
Victor B-27962 10-in. 5/18/1923 Die Deutschmeister Harry Steier Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28792 10-in. 10/30/1923 Wien, sterbende Märchenstadt Victor Schrammel-Orchester Orchestra composer  
Victor B-30450 10-in. 7/1/1924 When love dies Rosa Hamilton Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31290 10-in. 10/30/1924 When love dies Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-32408 10-in. 4/8/1925 Ja so ein Rutscher Adolf Engel Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-044558 10-in. 1/4/1940 A little cafe down the street Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 59778 12-in. 1923 Wien, sterbende Märchenstadt Grosses Künstler Orchester ; Hermann Leopoldi Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 9530 10-in. 5/26/1924 Vienna, city of departing fairy tales Gregor Skolnik Orchestra Orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leopoldi, Hermann," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106754.

Leopoldi, Hermann. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106754.

"Leopoldi, Hermann." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106754


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