Hermann Bischoff

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Hermann Bischoff
Born(1868-01-07)7 January 1868
Died25 January 1936(1936-01-25) (aged 68)

Hermann Bischoff (7 January 1868 in Duisburg – 25 January 1936 in Berlin)[1] was a German composer of classical music.

After leaving Leipzig to continue his first studies of music, he met Richard Strauss and fell in with his circle.[2]

Bischoff's two symphonies have been recorded on the record label Classic Produktion Osnabrück, along with a 1926 Introduction und Rondo. His first symphony, dedicated to Strauss[3] was performed (premiered?) in Essen on 24 May 1906, as part of the 42nd Tonkünstler-Festival, the same festival that saw the premiere of Gustav Mahler's Sixth Symphony.[4]


  • Two symphonies
    • No. 1 in E major (published in 1906)[5]
    • No. 2 in D minor (1910, premiered 1911, published 1914 by F.E.C. Leuckart)[6][7]
  • Other works with Orchestra
    • Introduction and Rondo for Orchestra (1926)
  • Various Songs with Piano (e.g. Op. 3, Op. 6, Op. 7, Op.15[8]) and with Orchestral Accompaniment


  1. ^ "MusicSack". Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  2. ^ Cook, Paul (December 2006). "Review of Recording of Bischoff's First Symphony". Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  3. ^ see Scan of symphony, p. 9.
  4. ^ The review refers to Bischoff as a pupil, not just an associate, of Strauss. The Musical Times, July 1 1906: entitled "The Forty-Second Tonkünstler-Festival of the General German Music Society, at Essen. Retrieved 2009-01-09." 47(761):486.
  5. ^ Reviewed, very poorly, in the New York Times when performed by the Boston Symphony in New York, under the direction of Karl Muck, in 1908. "THE BOSTON SYMPHONY.; A New Symphony by Hermann Bischoff -- Mme. Carreno Plays" (PDF). The New York Times. January 10, 1908. Retrieved 2009-01-05. The work only received its Boston premiere a month later, at the end of February 1908 - see Boston Symphony Orchestra Programmes, 1907-8 at Google Books. page 1205.
  6. ^ appears December 1914 Hofmeisters Monatsberichte, page 228.
  7. ^ Preface by Jürgen Schaarwächter, 2015, for Musikproduktion München.
  8. ^ op.15 - 25 neue Weisen zu Alten Liedern, published by Lauterbach & Kuhn - pub. 1902?, see HMB 1902, p.618- score does say copyright 1903, though, see BSB copy

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