Tonfilm Revue: Original Soundtrack Recordings From Great Films, 1935-1953

Tonfilm Revue: Original Soundtrack Recordings From Great Films, 1935-1953

     
 
Part of a German series looking back at music in the history of German film, Tonfilm-Revue has a decidedly chilling effect, thanks to the period it covers -- 1937 through 1945 (this is not strictly true; material from 1948 and 1950 is included as well). Each of the tracks is devoted to a different film, with various songs and cues edited together. What it

Overview

Part of a German series looking back at music in the history of German film, Tonfilm-Revue has a decidedly chilling effect, thanks to the period it covers -- 1937 through 1945 (this is not strictly true; material from 1948 and 1950 is included as well). Each of the tracks is devoted to a different film, with various songs and cues edited together. What it reveals, in part, is that German film of the period was used as a morale booster as much as American or British film ever was, though with even more of an anti-realistic attitude. The contrast with the chipper music heard on much of this disc and the realities of the war raging around the world after 1940 is truly disconcerting. It isn't that this is propaganda material as such (though some of it would serve in that capacity), but that anyone could get through the sheer effort of producing it at all; even more so, considering the perennial shortages of almost everything, and the restrictions under which studios such as UFA lived. Certainly a document well out of left field (and well-annotated, though in German) but having a historical validity that should not be overlooked. Not only are there lessons implicit here, but there is some good music to be found as well. Koch engineers have done a fairly good job of restoring what they can, but it seems that some elements have seen brutal times. Which comes as no surprise.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/1995
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0741952113829
catalogNumber:
323333

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Es Luechten Die Sterne: Es Leuchten Die Sterne/Nacht Mufs Es ...
  2. Stern Von Rio: Stern Von Rio
  3. Lumpacivagabundus: Von Li-Li-Li-Li-Li-Li-Liebe/Liebes Fräulein Pepi
  4. Das Lied Der Wüste: Heut' Abend Lad' Ich Mir Die Liebe Ein/Ein Paar Tränen
  5. Traummusik: Du Gehst Durch All' Meine Träume
  6. Kirsten-Heiberg-Cocktail: Viele Schöne Stern Scheinen/La Margarita/Das
  7. Immer Nur du: Zankduett/Die Ganze Welt Dreht Sich Um Dich
  8. Fronttheater: Wer Ist Hier Jung, Wer Hat Hier Shwung?
  9. Die Goldene Maske: Ein Kleines Gasthaus Kenn' Ich
  10. Maske in Blau: in Gegenteil/Die Julischka Aus Budapest/Ja, das ...
  11. Grosse Freiheit No. 7: Bein Ersten Mal, da Tut's Noch Web
  12. Heimatland: Heimatlied
  13. Karneval Der Liebe: Das Karussell
  14. Philhatmoniker: Wenn Ich Dich So Lieben Dürfte, Wie Ich Möchte
  15. Ein Mann Wie Maximillian: Frauen Brauchen Liebe
  16. Liebe Nach Noten: Mädel, Mach Beim Küssen Nicht Die Augen Zu/Deine ...
  17. Spiel: Man Kann Die Männer Nie So Ganz Durchschauen
  18. Furioso: Zigeunerlied
  19. Wiegenlieder: Guten Abend, Gut' Nacht/Guten Abend, Gut' Nacht/Schlafe,
  20. Medley: Südliche Nächte/Frühling in Sorrent
  21. Jede Rose Spricht Von Liebe
  22. Wart Nicht Auf Die Große Liebe
  23. Sag's Heute Und Sag's Morgen

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fritz Kreisler   Track Performer
Zarah Leander   Track Performer
Peter Kreuder   Track Performer
Hans Albers   Track Performer
Marika Rökk   Track Performer
Bruno Balz   Track Performer
Hans Moser   Track Performer
Peter Anders   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Peter Kreuder   Arranger
Bruno Seidler-Winkler   Contributor
Hans Lang   Arranger
Michael Jary   Contributor
Alois Melichar   Arranger
Franz Grothe   Contributor
Lizzi Waldmüller   Contributor
Hans Fritz Beckmann   Arranger
Elfie Mayerhofer   Contributor
Peter Schaeffers   Contributor
Theo Lingen   Contributor
Anneliese Rothenberger   Contributor
Adalbert Lutter   Contributor
Peter Pasetti   Contributor
Hans-Georg Schütz   Contributor
Horst Winter   Contributor
Friedrich Schroder   Arranger
Willy Engel-Berger   Composer
Hans Söhnker   Contributor
Nico Dostal   Composer

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