Karl Goldmark, also known originally as Károly Goldmark and later sometimes as Carl Goldmark, (Keszthely, Hungary, May 18, 1830 – January 2, 1915 Vienna) was a Hungarian composer. He came from a large Jewish family, one of 20 children. His father was a chazan to the Jewish congregation at Keszthely. His early training as a violinist was at the musical academy of Sopron (1842-44). He continued his music studies there and two years later was sent by his father to Vienna, where he was able to study for some eighteen months with Jansa before his money ran out.