Ernst Victor Wolff

Ernst Victor Wolff (Aug 6, 1889–August 21, 1960) was a German-born concert pianist and harpsichordist who maintained a career not only as a soloist but also as a respected accompanist. Singers with whom he performed included Dorothy Maynor and Alexander Kipnis; he accompanied the latter in the Hugo Wolf Society recording project of the 1930s. As a harpsichordist, on February 20, 1938 he participated in the Carnegie Hall premiere of J.S. Bach's Coffee Cantata under the direction of Walter Damrosch; the other performers on that occasion included singers Charles Kullman, Helen Jepson, and Lawrence Tibbett; flutist Frances Blaisdell; violinists Jascha Heifetz and Sascha Jacobsen; violist Leon Barzin; cellist Gaspar Cassadó; and double bassist Anselme Fortier.

From 1947 until his death, Wolff taught at Michigan State University. His widow and family donated a collection of his papers to the MSU library; it includes photographs and other memorabilia and his diary, student notes, and performing scores. MSU has established an Ernst Victor Wolff Memorial Fund to support awards to meritorious music students. Perhaps his most distinguished student was the American conductor, musicologist, and harpsichordist Alan Curtis.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1886, Died January 1st, 1961 (East Lansing)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: harpsichord

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-07487 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07488 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07489 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07490 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07491 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07492 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07493 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07494 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07495 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07496 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07497 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07498 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07499 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07500 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07501 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07502 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07503 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07504 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07505 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07507 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Harvard Glee Club ; Serge Koussevitzky ; Radcliffe Choral Society ; G. Wallace Woodworth Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07508 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Harvard Glee Club ; Serge Koussevitzky ; Radcliffe Choral Society ; G. Wallace Woodworth Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07509 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Harvard Glee Club ; Serge Koussevitzky ; Radcliffe Choral Society ; G. Wallace Woodworth Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07510 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07511 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor CS-07513 12-in. 3/26/1937 The Passion of our Lord (According to St. Matthew) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Vocal chorus, soloists, and orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
(Results 1-25 of 54 records)

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wolff, Ernst Victor," accessed August 14, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109435.

Wolff, Ernst Victor. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 14, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109435.

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