Emil Karl Blümml

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Emil Karl Blümml (born October 25, 1881 in Währing near Vienna , † April 26, 1925 in Vienna) was an Austrian folk song researcher and music writer.


Blümml studied history, music history and German in Tübingen , Bern and Vienna ; In 1910 he received his doctorate. His acquaintance with Gustav Gugitz sparked his interest in Viennese local history.

He became known with the collection of erotic folk songs from German-Austria that was printed in Vienna in 1906 “only for scholars” . The folk song researcher Josef Pommer sued him and tried in vain to have Blümml revoke his doctorate. While trying to board a moving tram, he had a fatal accident.


  • Historical songs on Jud Suss . In: Archiv für Kulturgeschichte, 4 (1906), pp. 439–457.


Web links

Wikisource: Emil Karl Blümml  - Sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. Thomas Hochradner (Ed.): Songs and Schnaderhüpfl around 1900. From the collection of the working committee for the folk song in Salzburg. Böhlau, Vienna 2008, ISBN 978-3-205-77931-5 , p. 104.
    Elisabeth Theresia Fritz, Helmut Kretschmer: Wien, Musikgeschichte. Volume 1: Folk music and Viennese song. Lit, Vienna 2006, ISBN 3-8258-8659-X , p. 54.
  2. Arbeiter-Zeitung , April 30, 1925, p. 9