11th October 1888
11th May 1928
Zduńska Wola, Poland
Emil Bohnke was a German violist, composer and conductor in Berlin.
Bohnke composed a body of sixteen opuses, comprising mainly chamber music and piano pieces, but also orchestral works and concertos. His initial compositions are in the late-romantic vein, and gradually incorporate more expressionistic elements. The later works are characterized by dense thematic material and bold harmonies that often go beyond his still-existing framework of tonality.