Recording Pioneers


Max BIRCKHAHN  1881 - 1945   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Max BIRCKHAHN  1881 - 1945

aka M. Birckhahn, Max Birkhahn, M. Birkhahn
nationality German
occupation
birth 23 Jan 1881, Berlin, GERMANY
baptism
death 1945(?), .................
burial
marriage
Elise/Elisabeth BANGEMANN

b. 8 July 1885, Beedenbostel (Celle), GERMANY
d. 2 July 1974, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GERMANY

children
  • Beate

    b. 20 Oct 1914, Berlin-Schöneberg
    d. .... 1965, .........

  • Hanns Otto Ernst

    b. 8 Dec 1920, Berlin-Schöneberg
    d. fiel im Krieg: .... 194?, ........


PARENTS

father ............ BIRCKHAHN
mother ................
children
  • Otto

    b. 12 Jan 1877, Berlin, GERMANY
    d. 22 April 1945, Berlin-Steglitz, GERMANY

  • Max

    b. 23 Jan 1881, Berlin, GERMANY
    d. 1945(?), ...............


LIFE


recorder FAVORITE (n/o/p; Bn), ODEON

recorded for HMV in INDIA in 1932
Recordings taken at Dum Dum in 1932 (using the register of James Edmund George
mtx OEB 2645 / 80-7101* (* indicates: Carl Lindström AG recording machine and process used)
Discography: K.C. Dey Songs

(Kürzel/Monogram: Bhn/Bn)
pp. 260 in: Geschichte der schweizerischen Schallplattenaufnahmen Teil 5: Das Schallplattenunternehmen ODEON in der Schweiz (1929-1956) seine Privatsammlung zu besitzen

FAVORITE REVISITED (illustrated)

by Hugo Strötbaum




NOTES

  • Favorite: the story of an independent German record company (1904-1914) by Hugo Strötbaum (in: The Lindström Project. Contributions to the history of the record industry / Beiträge zur Geschichte der Schallplattenindustrie. Vol. 2 (editors: Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer). Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, Wien 2010. ISBN 978-3-9500502-1-9
  • Seventy-eight Revolutions Per Minute in the Levant. A Discography of Favorite's Oriental Recordings by Hugo Strötbaum (in: De Turcicis Aliisque Rebus, Commentarii Henry Hofman dedicati, M. Vandamme (ed.). Utrecht 1992, 227 pages (ISBN 90-393-0291-x))
  • Favorite: 1904-1914. Oftewel het relaas van de ongrijpbare q-serie. by Hugo Strötbaum (in: De Weergever, 17e jaargang No. 6 - november-december 1995, pp. 243-265)
  • De Geschiedenis van Favorite: 1904-1914, deel 2. De opbouw van het katalogusnummer (=facenumber); achtergrondinformatie over de firma 'Favorite' by Hugo Strötbaum (in: De Weergever, 18e jaargang No. 1 - januari-februari 1996, pp. 2-22)
  • De Geschiedenis van Favorite: 1904-1914, deel 3 (slot). Voorlopig overzicht van de opnamesessies van Favorite, 1904-1914 by Hugo Strötbaum (in: De Weergever, 18e jaargang No. 2 - maart-april 1996, pp. 51-71)
  • Favorite Revisited by Hugo Strötbaum
  • Favorite: Grammofoninnspillingene og artistene by Vidar Vanberg (Norsk grammofonplatehistorie 17. Eget forlag, Oslo 2007. ISBN 978-82-91962-03-0)
  • Favorite Records: A Discography by Frank Andrews and Bill Dean-Myatt (CLPGS Reference Series No. 8, 2010 with CD-ROM entitled Favorite Records in the United Kingdom: A history and catalogue reonstruction.



PHOTOS

Max Birckhahn, Bangkok, Thailand (1932)
Buddha figure and Max Birckhahn (Ajuthia, Siam/Thailand)
Max Birckhahn and family (Manchuria, 1933)



THANK YOU


Wulf-Ekkehard Lucke
Axel Ebenböck