Recording Pioneers


Hermann BLUMENTHAL  1864 - 1932   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Hermann BLUMENTHAL  1864 - 1932

aka Hermann Blumental, H. Blumenthal, H. Blumental
nationality
occupation
birth 6 Feb 1864, Cairo, EGYPT ("Constantinople" on gravestone)
baptism
death 14 or 16 Nov 1932, Vienna, AUSTRIA
burial
marriage
Fanny BERCOWICH/BERCOVITZ/BERCOViÇ

b. 11 Feb 1868, Cairo, EGYPT
d. 1 Dec 1937/1938, Istanbul, TURKEY

children
  • Renee

    b. 18 Oct 1900
    d. 16 July 1974

  • Lydia BLUMENTHAL

    b. .... 1904, .....
    d. ..... 1989, Istanbul

  • Samy
  • Lotte

PARENTS

father Jacob David (Yakop Davit) BLUMENTHAL

b. <1835-1840>, .....
d. 2 Jan 1915, Istanbul

mother J. R. FRIEDMANN

b. .............
d. .............

children
  • Hermann
  • Julius/Jules/Jül
  • ...... BLUMENTHAL-HERDAN (daughter)

LIFE



NOTES

  • Git zaman gel zaman: fonograf - gramofon - tas plak by Cemal Ünlü (Pan Yayincilik, Istanbul, 2004
  • Gramofon Çagi, Ivir Zivir Tarihi - II by Gökhan Akçura (Om Yayinevi, Istanbul, 2002)
  • CD booklet Tanburi Cemil Bey IV & V (2-CD Set Traditional Crossroads CD 4308) by Harold Hagopian & Hugo Strötbaum



PHOTOS

Hermann Blumenthal
Left page of Zonophone advertisement in
Phonographische Zeitschrift of June 1903
Right page of Zonophone advertisement
in Phonographische Zeitschrift of June 1903
BLUMENTHAL factory
Part of plan of Feriköy (Constantinople) drawn by Pervetitch
Detail of Feriköy plan showing the Orfeon factory
Advertisement of H. & J. Blumenthal Frères stores (Constantinople)
Stationary of H. & J. Blumenthal Frères (1922)
Watch sold in H. & J. Blumenthal stores
Detail of watch sold in H. & J. Blumenthal stores
Sitting from left to right: Julius and Eleanora Blumenthal with Giulio de Chiurco
Standing from left to right: Esther, Marcel and Bernard Blumenthal; Paride de Chiurco
Hermann Blumenthal



THANK YOU


EMI Music Archives
Marcel Blumenthal
Gökhan Akçura
Jan Willem Ovink
Giulio De Chiurco
Nicole van Os
Christian Zwarg