Charlotte Caroline Wilhelmine Bachmann
Charlotte Caroline Wilhelmine Bachmann, née Stöwe (2 November 1757 – 19 August 1817) was a German soprano singer, harpsichordist and composer. She was born in Berlin, the daughter of musician Wilhelm Heinrich Stöwe, and studied singing and harpsichord as a child. At the age of nine, she made her debut in the Liebhaberkonzerte (Amateur Concerts) which had been established by Friedrich Benda, son of Franz Benda. She married Berlin violist Karl Ludwig Bachmann on 20 September 1785.
She was one of twenty founding members of the Berlin Singakademie in 1791, and was instrumental in establishing annual performances of C. H. Graun’s Der Tod Jesu between 1797 and 1806, a tradition that continued at the Berlin court until 1884. She was well regarded as a performer in Berlin. One of her songs was published in Rellstab's Clavier-Magazin in 1787. She died in Berlin.
Bachman composed songs. Selected works include:
- "Mädchen wenn dein Lächeln winket", 1787
- Blume, Friedrich; Finscher, Ludwig (1999). Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart 2.
- Hartung, Aug.; Klipfel, Karl Wilh. (1818). Zur Erinnerung an Charl. Wilh. Karol. Bachmann, geborene Stöwe, Karl Friedr. Christian Fasch und Julie Pappritz, verehelichte Zelter.
- Zelter, Carl Friedrich; Rintel, Wilhelm (1861). Eine Lebensbeschreibung.
- "Der Tod Jesu". Hyperion Records. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "Bachmann (née Stöwe), Charlotte Caroline Wilhelmine". Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- Eberl, Kathrin; Musketa, Konstanze; Ruf, Wolfgang (2002). Daniel Gottlob Türk – Theoretiker, Komponist, Pädagoge und Musiker.