Stockhausen, Julius

BORN 22 Jul 1826, Paris - DIED 22 Jul 1906, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
BIRTH NAME Stockhausen, Julius Christian
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Friedhof Ohlsdorf, Fühlsbüttler Strasse 756 (AD20 (17-36))

Baritone and one of the most important concert singers of the nineteenth century. He was the son of a harpist (his father) and a singer (his mother) and was educated in Paris and Mannheim, where he enjoyed his first successes. In 1857 he joined the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

In 1862 he was appointed conductor of the Hamburg Singing Academy, a post for which the composer Brahms was also a candidate. Brahms - who had been a friend of Stockhausen's since they met at the Niederrheinische Musikfest in 1855 - was furious, went to Vienna and never returned to his native Hamburg. In Hamburg Stockhausen married Clara Toberentz (1842-1908) on 10 June 1864. Theire daughter Julia (1886-1964) married the physician Joseph Wirth, a son of the violinist Emanuel Wirth (1842-1923). He held his position at the Singing Academy until 1867.

In 1869 King Karl of Württemberg appointed him Royal Chamber Singer. The family moved to Cannstatt near Stuttgart and lived there until 1874. From 1874 to 1878 he was conductor of the Stern’schen Gesangsverein in Berlin. Theodor Fontane's daughter Martha Fontane worked for the family from 1876 to 1878. From 1878 to 1880 and from 1883 to 1884 Stockhausen taught at the Hoch’schen Konservatorium in Frankfurt am Main. Among his pupils were Karl Scheidemantel, Therese Behr-Schnabel, Hermine Spies and Max Friedländer.

Stockhausen died in Frankfurt am Main in 1906. His tomb at the Ohlsdorf cemetery was created by the sculptor Hermann Obrist from Munich.

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• was a friend of Brahms, Johannes
• was teacher of Friedländer, Max
• knew Röntgen, Julius Engelbert
• was teacher of Scheidemantel, Karl
• supported Scheidemantel, Karl
• was teacher of Spies, Hermine

17/8/1873Commemoration of Robert Schumann in Bonn to raise funds for a memorial. The music festival took place on 17-19 August. Funds were raised to replace Schumann's tombstone for a more worthy monument. The performances were conducted by Wilhelm von Wasielewski and Joseph Joachim. Clara Schumann herself was a performer. Others were Marie Wilt, Amalie Joachim, Marie Sartorius, Franz Diener, Julius Stockhausen, Adolph Schulze and Ernst Rudorff. [Joachim, Amalie][Joachim, Joseph][Schumann, Clara][Schumann, Robert][Wilt, Marie]


The grave of Julius Stockhausen at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (16 Aug 1999)


The grave of Julius Stockhausen at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2012)


• Leisner, Barbara, Helmut Schoenfeld, Ohlsdorf-Führer, Der, Spaziergänge auf der grössten Friedhof Europas, Hans Christians Verlag, Hamburg, 1993
Julius Stockhausen (Musiker) – Wikipedia

Stoessl, Otto

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 14 Feb 2024