Georg Böhm

Biography

Born: September 2, 1661; Ohrdruf   Died: May 18, 1733; Lüneburg  
Georg Böhm was one of the leading organists and organ composers in his part of Germany in the years around 1700, and was an important influence on Johann Sebastian Bach. Böhm's father was a schoolmaster and organist who gave Georg his first lessons. It is also possible that the boy was taught by Johann Heinrich Hildebrand, the Kantor in Ohrdruf. When his father died in 1675, Böhm attended Latin School in Goldbach and then at the Gymnasium in Read more Gotha, graduating in 1684. In both towns the local Cantors were students of members of the Bach family, and gave Böhm continued lessons.

In August 1684, Böhm entered the University of Jena. His historical trail disappears until he is known to have been in Hamburg in 1693. Even so, it is not known what he was doing there. It is even possible that whatever main employment he had there was not musical; he was a well-educated man in general and could have pursued a "day job" while continuing to improve his musical skills. If so, Hamburg was a good place to do so, for it had a lively and varied musical life ranging from the presence of fine organists and a major opera house specializing in French and Italian works, and in nearby towns were located the great organists Lübeck and Buxtehude.

In 1697, Christian Flor, organist of the Johanniskirche of Lüneburg, died. Böhm auditioned for the job and was chosen unanimously. He held the post until his death.

Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote that his father "loved and studied the works of the Lüneburg organist Georg Böhm." The influence is most notable in Bach's choral-based works. Böhm was part of a trend of the late part of the seventeenth century in which the church's organ chorale was developed into new forms. One of the primary ones is the "chorale partita." Here the Italian partita, a variation form using a dance song as its basis, is fused with the Lutheran church chorale, where a chorale melody became the basis of a set of variations, creating the form called "chorale partite." Böhm was fond of the new form, and created several of them, most likely intended for home use on pedal clavier. He methods of deriving new melodic forms from the original chorale, and his way of unifying the larger chorale pieces were take up by Bach. In other forms of keyboard music Böhm also introduced significant innovations.

For a long time, speculation was rife as to whether Johann Sebastian Bach had ever studied directly with Georg Böhm. Conformation of this came in 2004 with the discovery of a tablature manuscript in Bach's hand, dating to 1700, containing comments showing that Bach was Böhm's pupil at the time. Read less
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  • 51.
    Baroque Organ Masters - Buxtehude, Et Al / Gilbert
    Label: Marquis   Catalog: 83113 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Gottfried Walther,  Georg Böhm,  Dietrich Buxtehude
    Performer:  Kenneth Gilbert
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  • 52.
    The 1785 Schiorlin Organ / William Porter
    Label: Loft Recordings   Catalog: 1085 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Böhm,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johann Gottfried Walther
    Performer:  William Porter
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  • 53.
    Weihnachtliche Orgelmusik / Dietrich W. Prost
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 2009 Release Date: 10/24/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Georg F. Kauffmann,  Johann Gottfried Walther,  Johann Pachelbel  ... 
    Performer:  Dietrich W. Prost
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  • 54.
    In Lamentatione Jubilatio Dei
    Label: Raum Klang   Catalog: 2504 Release Date: 10/20/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Johann Wolfgang Franck,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Jan Dismas Zelenka  ... 
    Performer:  Siegfried Pank,  Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss,  Gotthold Schwarz
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  • 55.
    Lübeck: Klavier Uebung;  Böhm, Kerll / Kathleen Scheide
    Label: Palatine Recordings   Catalog: 3279 Release Date: 05/23/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Böhm,  Johann Kaspar Kerll,  Vincent Lübeck
    Performer:  Kathleen Scheide
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  • 56.
    Bach, Byrd, Weckmann / Luchterhandt, Janssen
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog: 9061363 Release Date: 04/18/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnolt Schlick,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  William Byrd  ... 
    Performer:  Agnes Luchterhandt,  Thiemo Janssen
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  • 57.
    Hamburg 1734 / Andreas Staier
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 901898 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Matthias Weckmann,  Brice Pauset  ... 
    Performer:  Andreas Staier,  Christine Schornsheim
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  • 58.
    A Tennessee Organ Tour Vol 2 / John Brock
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 770 Release Date: 09/27/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Böhm,  Johann Nicolaus Hanff,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  John Brock
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  • 59.
    Böhm: Four Cantatas / Popken, Musica Alta Ripa
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777143 Release Date: 09/20/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Böhm
    Conductor:  Ralf Popken
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Alta Ripa
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  • 60.
    Priory Lp Archive Series Vol 3 / Archer, Gould, Et Al
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 915 Release Date: 08/30/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Herbert Brewer,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Georg Böhm,  Walter Galpin Alcock  ... 
    Performer:  Malcolm Archer,  Peter Gould,  Andrew Armstrong,  Paul Derrett
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  • 61.
    The Art Of Peter Hurford
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 4756828 Release Date: 08/09/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Soler,  Louis Vierne,  Eugene Gigout,  Marco Enrico Bossi  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Hurford,  Thomas Trotter,  Margaret Urquhart,  Brian Pollard  ... 
    Conductor:  Joshua Rifkin
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  • 62.
    The Fantastic Style - Bach, Buxtehude, Etc / Brembeck
    Label: Musicaphon   Catalog: 56871 Release Date: 06/28/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Böhm,  Johann Adam Reincken
    Performer:  Christian Brembeck
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  • 63.
    Die Johann-patroclus-möller Orgel / Jörg Kraemer
    Label: Fermate   Catalog: 20016 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg F. Kauffmann,  Dietrich Buxtehude,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Georg Böhm  ... 
    Performer:  Jorg Kraemer
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  • 64.
    The Organ Of Eton College / Clive Driskill-smith
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 809 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Francis Grier,  Johann Christoph Pepusch  ... 
    Performer:  Clive Driskill-Smith
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  • 65.
    J.s. Bach: Fantasia In A Minor, Etc / Ghielmi
    Label: Winter & Winter   Catalog: 105 Release Date: 09/07/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Böhm
    Performer:  Lorenzo Ghielmi
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  • 66.
    Beckerath Retrospective / Alison J. Luedecke
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 610 Release Date: 11/25/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  John Hirten,  Luigi Cherubini,  Johann Pachelbel  ... 
    Performer:  Allison Luedecke
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  • 67.
    Modus Phantasticus - Bach, Schütz, Etc / Charivari Agréable
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 41 Release Date: 11/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  August Kühnel,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johann Joseph Fux,  Johannes Schenck  ... 
    Performer:  Kah-Ming Ng,  Susanna Pell,  Susanne Heinrich,  Asako Morikawa  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
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  • 68.
    Fanfare! - A Whirlwind Tour Of 30 World Famous Organs
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 5000 Release Date: 03/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Francis Jackson,  Alexandre Pierre Boëly  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Gower,  Keith John,  James Lancelot,  Gerard Brooks  ... 
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  • 69.
    Suites & Treats
    Label: Arkay Records   Catalog: 5637396056 Release Date: 11/26/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stanley,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Böhm,  Johann Jacob Froberger
    Performer:  Nancy Metzger
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  • 70.
    John Near - The Boston Years - 1970-1985
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 620 Release Date: 07/30/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Dale Wood,  Marcel Dupré,  Charles-Marie Widor,  Eugene Gigout  ... 
    Performer:  John Near
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  • 71.
    The Organ Encyclopedia - Böhm: Works For Organ, V 1/Teeuwsen
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8555857 Release Date: 07/23/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Böhm
    Performer:  Christiaan Teeuwsen
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  • 72.
    Great European Organs Vol 61 - St Laurens' Church, Rotterdam
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 689 Release Date: 05/28/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Peter Racine Fricker,  Egon Wellesz,  Georg Böhm  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Judd
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  • 73.
    Recital At Church Of The Ascension / Harald Vogel
    Label: Rezound   Catalog: 5001 Release Date: 02/26/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Harald Vogel,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Böhm  ... 
    Performer:  Harald Vogel
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  • 74.
    Historical Organs In Sweden - The Morlanda Organ / Davidsson
    Label: Intim Musik   Catalog: 73 Release Date: 01/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Matthias Weckmann,  Georg Böhm,  Johann Jacob Froberger,  Johann Kaspar Kerll  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Davidsson
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  • 75.
    Norddeutsche & Danziger Orgelmusik / Hans Helmut Tillmanns
    Label: Danacord   Catalog: 540 Release Date: 09/01/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Friedrich Ch. Mohrheim,  Johann Nicolaus Hanff,  Nicolaus Bruhns  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Helmut Tillmanns
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