Karl L. Hoschna
Karl Hoschna (1876–1911) was a Tin Pan Alley-era composer most noted for his songs "Cuddle up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine", "Every Little Movement" and "Yama Yama Man", and for a string of successful Broadway musicals.
Hoschna was born on 16 August 1876 in Kuschwarda, Bohemia, and educated in Austria at the Vienna Conservatory of Music, specializing in the oboe. He graduated with honors and became an oboist in the Austrian army band. He emigrated to the United States in 1896 and joined the Victor Herbert orchestra as an oboe soloist.
Hoschna married Hettie Hug; they had three daughters.
Hoschna abandoned the oboe because he believed the vibration of the oboe's double-reed was affecting his mind, and became a copyist for the Witmark Music Publishing Co., where he selected songs for publication and was an arranger.
With Otto Harbach, Harry B. Smith, Charles Noel Douglas, Mark Swan, Benjamin Hapgood Burt, William C. Duncan, and others, he collaborated on a series of Broadway musical comedies, which included:
After his death, his music was used in:
Hoschna was inducted into Tin Pan Alley's Hall of Fame in 1908.
Hoschna died before completing the music for The Wall Street Girl, which featured Blanche Ring, her brother Cyril Ring, and Will Rogers, Jr.
Hoschna's popular songs include:
Hoschna died on 23 December 1911 in New York City, leaving an estate of $6,424, and was buried 26 December 1911 at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 16th, 1877 (Strážný), Died December 23rd, 1911 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-3469||10-in.||6/14/1906||The girl who was meant for you||Harry Tally||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6306||10-in.||7/15/1908||It's up to you to do the rest||Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6310||10-in.||7/17/1908||Cuddle up a little closer, Lovey mine||Ada Jones ; Billy Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-7061||10-in.||5/11/1909||The Yama-Yama man||Ada Jones||Female vocal solo, with orchestra and female vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||B-9049||10-in.||6/3/1910||Every little movement||Harry Macdonough ; Lucy Isabelle Marsh||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9333||10-in.||7/28/1910||Every little movement||Inez Barbour ; Victor Orchestra ; Reinald Werrenrath||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9334||10-in.||7/28/1910||For you, Bright Eyes!||Harry Anthony ; Inez Barbour||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9336||10-in.||7/28/1910||Every little movement||Inez Barbour||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9413||10-in.||9/8/1910||Cheer up, my honey||Ada Jones ; Billy Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-9443||12-in.||9/13/1910||The love dance : Intermezzo||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9444||10-in.||9/13/1910||The love dance||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9456||10-in.||9/15/1910||The girl of my dreams||Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough||Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9468||10-in.||9/20/1910||Every little movement||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-9599||10-in.||11/1/1910||Barn dance or schottische||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-9681||12-in.||11/30/1910||Gems from The three twins||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9807||10-in.||1/13/1911||Dr. Tinkle tinker||Elise Stevenson||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9982||10-in.||2/20/1911||The birth of passion||Victor Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-10142||12-in.||4/3/1911||Gems from Madame Sherry||Victor Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10249||10-in.||5/2/1911||For every boy who's lonely, there's a girl who's lonely too||Lyric Quartet ; Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10624||10-in.||6/28/1911||Save up your kisses for a rainy day||Henry Burr ; Elise Stevenson||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12756||10-in.||12/31/1912||Cuddle up a little closer, lovey mine||Edna Brown ; James F. Harrison||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-42022||10-in.||2/24/1928||Cuddle up a little closer, lovey mine||Horace Heidt Orchestra ; Lee Lykins||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-75582||10-in.||3/27/1933||Birth of passion||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||composer|
|Columbia||3920||10-in.||ca. Jan.-Oct. 1908||It's up to you to do the rest||Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||4029||10-in.||ca. Jan.-Apr. 1909||The Yama-Yama man||Ada Jones||Female vocal solo and vocal chorus, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hoschna, Karl L.," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108694.
Hoschna, Karl L.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108694.
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