Amalie Joachim (1839-1899).

  • Profession: Alto.
  • Residences: England, America.
  • Relation to Mahler: She sang the world premiere of two Wunderhorn Lieder in Berlin.
  • Correspondence with Mahler: 
  • Born: 10-05-1839 Marburg, Steyrmark (now Maribor), Slovenia.
  • Died: 03-02-1899 Berlin, Germany.
  • Buried: 00-00-0000 Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Friedhof, Berlin, Germany. Grave: D-G2 Gitter (Ehrengrab).
  1. 1894 Concert Hamburg 22-10-1894 (piano).

Amalie Joachim-Schneeweiß, Amalie Schneeweiss, was a contralto who had made herself a name as Amalie Weiss. Her dramatic voice took her to the stages of England and the United States. She worked as alto for the opera in Hanover when she met the violinist Joachim Joseph at the home of Julius Stockhausen. They were engaged on 13-02-1863 and they married on 10-06-1863.

She gave up her career for the marriage and they had six children. But the constant jealousy of Joachim wrecked the marriage and a divorce followed in 1882. After Joachim's friend Johannes Brahms sheltered her for her husband the two men fell out with each other and it was took several years before their friendship was restored. Amalie died after a severe illness in 1899. Husband: Joseph Joachim.


Amalie Joachim (1839-1899).

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