Karl Goldmark


Born: May 18, 1830; Keszthely, Hungary   Died: January 2, 1915; Vienna, Austria  
Composer Karl Goldmark, famous in Vienna throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, was born into an enormous Jewish family (Goldmark had over 20 siblings) in Hungary in 1830. The family moved to the outskirts of Ödenburg (now Sopron) in 1834, and seven years later Goldmark began to study the violin (in a most rudimentary way, his first teacher being a singer with little instrumental experience). After two years at the Ödenburg music Read more school (1842-1843) the talented but untrained 14-year-old was sent to Vienna for serious violin studies (1844). Forced for monetary reasons to abandon the lessons after a little over a year, but nevertheless determined to pursue music as a vocation, Goldmark managed to gain admittance first to the Vienna technical school and, in 1847, to the city's conservatory, where he studied violin with the respected performer Joseph Böhm and harmony (for a very brief time) with Gottfried Preyer.

Political troubles in the city in 1848 -- which shut down many Viennese institutions of learning, including the conservatory -- forced Goldmark to abandon school after just a year of formal study. Working as a theater violinist and music teacher (first in Ödenburg and later in back in Vienna) for the next several years, Goldmark began trying to hone his skills as a composer, and in 1858 he organized a concert of his own music in Vienna. The concert was not a success, and Goldmark, disillusioned by the reception of his music in the city and uncomfortable with his lack of thorough compositional grounding, opted to relocate to Budapest, where he immersed himself in the music of Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven and studied contemporary texts on musical form and language.

Upon his return to Vienna in 1860 Goldmark met with considerable and immediate success, and by the 1870s a string of successful works (such as the String Quartet, Op. 8 of 1860, the Sakuntala overture of 1865, and, most significantly, the 1875 opera Die Königin von Saba [The Queen of Saba]) and the 1877 symphonic poem Rustic Wedding had placed Goldmark in the front tier of contemporary Austro-German composers. Despite the objections of many leading musicians (among them the outspoken critic Eduard Hanslick) who considered him to be just another second-rate Wagnerian, Goldmark remained an honored and very visible part of Viennese musical life until his death in 1915 at the age of 84.

Goldmark's musical influences were many and varied, beginning with his exposure to local folk dances while a child in Hungary, and later moving through Wagner towards a unique blend of German classicism and impressionism (a style he was just beginning to explore at the time of his death). Some of Goldmark's mature pieces, particularly the operas Die Königin von Saba and Ein Wintermärchen (A Winter Tale, 1908) and the Op.28 violin concerto, successfully employ a unique and beautiful language, rich in melody and warmly chromatic; at other times (as in most of the music for piano, an instrument for which Goldmark had little native sympathy) his work falls rather short of its hyper-expressive goal. Read less
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony, Overtures / Gunzenhauser, National Symphony Orchestra Of Ireland
Release Date: 05/23/1995   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550745   Number of Discs: 1
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Goldmark: Piano Trios / Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Release Date: 10/26/2004   Label: Centaur Records  
Catalog: 2684   Number of Discs: 1
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    New York Philharmonic: 175th Anniversary Edition
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    Goldmark: Chamber Music / Irnberger, Kanka, Kaspar
    Label: Gramola   Catalog: 99082 Release Date: 10/14/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark
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    Goldmark: Die Koenigin von Saba (The Queen of Sheba) / Hebelkova, Bollon, Freiburg Philharmonic
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 555013 Release Date: 06/10/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark
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    Korngold: Unverganglichkeit - Goldmark: Songs, Opp. 18, 21 & 34 / Hubsch, Spencer
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 3004 Release Date: 06/10/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Karl Goldmark
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    Wald.Horn.Lied / Amarcord, German Hornsound
    Label: Genuin Classics   Catalog: 16434 Release Date: 06/10/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  August Horn,  Robert Schumann,  Constantin Homilius,  Karl Goldmark  ... 
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    Goldmark: Orchestral Works / Beermann, Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777484 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark
    Conductor:  Frank Beermann
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    Itzhak Perlman: The Complete Warner Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552439 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 77
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    Carl Goldmark: Streichquartett; Streichquintett
    Label: Gramola   Catalog: 99076 Release Date: 06/09/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark
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    My Life is an Opera / Roberto Alagna
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    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Charles Gounod,  Anton y Michelena  ... 
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    Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony... / Shui
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1842 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark
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    Voices Of German Opera
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    Violin Romances / Aaron Rosand
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    Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony; Merlin Prelude / Schaller, Philharmonie Festiva
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 10048 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark
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    Icon: Nicolai Gedda - Lyric Poet of the Tenor Voice
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 56095 Release Date: 03/23/2010   Number of Discs: 11
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    Dvorak, Goldmark: Violin Concertos / Milstein, Blech
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 47421 Release Date: 03/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Karl Goldmark
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    Goldmark: Merlin / Kunzli, Gabler, Schaller
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 9044 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark
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    100 Best Tenor Voices
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 06701 Release Date: 10/06/2009   Number of Discs: 6
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    Dallas Wind Symphony Sampler
    Label: Reference Recordings   Catalog: 909 Release Date: 07/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Herbert Owen Reed,  Gustav Holst,  Karl Goldmark,  Isaac Albeniz  ... 
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    The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 28949 Release Date: 03/10/2009   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Jacques Offenbach,  Georges Bizet,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
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    100 Best Tenor Arias
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    Composer:  Giacomo Meyerbeer,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Richard Wagner,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
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    Goldmark: Piano Quintets / Triendl, Quatuor Sine Nomine
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777277 Release Date: 09/30/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark
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    Costa Milona - Recordings 1922-1929
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