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Comedian Harmonists (original ensemble) 1931 rare footage.
 
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UFA Kabarett-Programm Nr. 6 (1931) Ari Leschnikoff (1897--1978) first tenor Erich A. Collin (1899--1961) second tenor Harry Frommermann (1906--1975) Tenor buffo Roman Cycowski (1901--1998) Baritone Robert Biberti (1902--1985) Bass Erwin Bootz (1907--1982) Pianist
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Charlie Kunz, piano, Medley, 1934 footage.
 
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Charles Kunz (August 18, 1896 -- March 16, 1958) was an American musician. Charlie Kunz was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1896, the only son of a master baker who played the French horn. He made his debut aged six and made his first appearance as a prodigy aged seven. During the Great War he led his own resident band, while working in a munitions factory. He came to England in 1922 as a pianist in a small dance band. He was to remain here until his death from a heart attack in 1958. He is buried in Streatham Vale Cemetery. He was such a distinctive and popular pianist that he abandoned his orchestra to concentrate on his piano playing both at music hall venues and on the BBC. Two of Britain's most famous female vocalists were with his orchestra in the 1930s, Vera Lynn and Welsh songstress Dorothy Squires. His best known crooner was George Barclay. Charlie was the pianist in a dance band which was led by drummer, Ed Krick. The band came to London in 1921 to play a residency in the London Trocadero. The band returned without Charlie to Pennsylvania after a very successful run at the 'Troc' and until 1998, still got together for sessions for retirement homes, renamed the band 'The B Flats'. His debut as a soloist came in 1934 at the Holborn Empire. The same year saw the beginning of what was to become a continuous output of solo records of "Charlie Kunz Medleys". Charlie's piano style remains unique, a relaxed flowing interpretation of popular melodies played with subtle soft and loud accents, a style which he called "melody and rhythm with expression".
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Joseph Schmidt, movie  "Heut' ist der schönste Tag in meinem Leben"" 1936 footage.
 
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the man with the strawhat ist Otto Wallburg (1889--1944),Born: Otto Wasserzug February 21, 1889 in Berlin - murdered October 29, 1944 (age 55) in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland.
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Jan Kiepura, "Ob Blond, Ob Braun" footage.
 
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One of his many films made in Berlin before in 1936 he had to go (Polish Jew).
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Georges Thill 1970's interview footage
 
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One sings well once a year (dixit G. Thill) The best French tenor of the 20th century if you ask me and I've heard many.
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Musikstadt Berlin: Peter Anders, tenor - Berlin 1943  film Nacht ohne Abschied.
 
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Aria from Russian opera "Jevgeni Onegin" in German. Film Nacht ohne Abschied (1943) Premiere 4 March 1943 (Germany) Peter Anders (July 1, 1908 -- September 10, 1954) was a German operatic tenor who sang a wide range of parts in the German, Italian, and French repertories. He began by singing lyric roles and later undertook dramatic roles with equal success. Anders was born in Essen and studied at the Berlin Music Academy with Ernst Grenzebach, and later privately with Lula Mysz-Gmeiner, whose daughter Susanne he married. In 1931, he appeared in Berlin in La belle Hélène, and made his operatic debut the following year in Heidelberg, as Jacquino in Fidelio. He sang in Darmstadt (1933--35), Cologne (1935--36), Hannover (1937--38), and then at the Munich State Opera (1938--40), where he took part in the creation of Richard Strauss's Friedenstag. He returned next to Berlin and sang at the Berlin State Opera from 1940 until 1948. His repertory at that time included lyric roles such as Belmonte, Tamino, Lyonel, Hans, Hoffmann, Leukippos, Alfredo and Rodolfo. Beginning in 1949, Anders undertook such heavier roles as Florestan, Max, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Walther, Siegmund, Radames, Otello, with equal success. He made a few guest appearances at the Royal Opera House in London, the La Monnaie in Brussels and the San Carlo in Naples, as well as appearing at the Glyndebourne Festival. Anders sang not only an impressive range of operatic roles but also appeared in several operetta parts. He performed regularly on German radio and in concert and was also active in oratorio and lieder recitals. He became a favorite of Adolf Hitler's regime and was not required to serve in the armed forces during the Second World War - instead entertaining German troops and participating in propaganda events. These activities tainted his reputation in the post-war world. While at the height of his career, Anders died in a car accident in Hamburg. He was only 46 years old and his death represented a severe loss to the world of opera. Anders possessed an outstanding voice which he employed with fine musicianship and an attractive timbre. He made many recordings which, deservedly, have been reissued on CD.
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Joan Hammond, soprano, "O mio babbino caro" in English, Columbia about 1947
 
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Dame Joan Hammond, Born Christchurch, New Zealand, 24 May 1912. Died Bowral, NSW, 26 November 1996. New Zealand, later Australian soprano. Joan Hammond grew up in Australia, where her initial career was as a champion golfer and sports journalist. She studied at the Sydney Conservatory, making her debut in 1928 as Giovanna in Rigoletto. In Sydney in 1932, she sang small roles with a visiting Italian opera company. Further study in Vienna followed, then in London with Dino Borgioli. In Vienna she appeared at the Volksoper in 1938 (Nedda, Martha, Konstanze) and the following year at the Staatsoper (Mimì and Violetta), but her opportunities there were cut short by the outbreak of war. The Carl Rosa was her next home, from 1942-5, touring as Butterfly, Tosca, Violetta, Marguerite, and the Marschallin. She made guest appearances at Covent Garden from 1948-51; and with Sadler's Wells in 1951 and 1959, when she sang the title role in the British professional stage premiere of Rusalka. She performed opera in New York, Russia and Spain. Her retirement came early, in 1965 due to heart problems, and she taught thereafter at the Sydney Conservatory, where her students included Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wrig.
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Heinrich Schlusnus, film/footage Strauss & Wolf lied 1944 - .
 
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Der Ausschnitt stammt aus einer Dokumentation des Fernsehens, in der gezeigt wird, mit welchen Mitteln Josef Goebbels versuchte, so genanntes "deutsches Liedgut" über das Tausendjährige Reich hinaus zu retten
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Die Dreigroschenoper, Carola Neher, 1931. Subtiteld!
 
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English subtitels. Neher, Carola (1900--1942) - Encyclopedia.com
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Liane Haid, "Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier" 1930 film "Das Lied ist aus".
 
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Song made famous by Tauber but Liane Haid is the creator. Cast overview: Liane Haid ... Tilla Morland Willi Forst ... Ulrich Weidenau Margarete Schlegel ... Emmy Stein Otto Wallburg ... The baron Fritz Odemar ... The editor Ernö Verebes ... Jerome Toenli Hedwig Bleibtreu ... The lady Eva Schmid-Kayser ... The lady's maid Marcel Wittrisch ... The vocalist Ivo Puhonny's ... Marionetten-Theater Ernst Ehlert
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"Lorsque tout est fini" Nadezhda Obukhova (1886 - 1961)  Live 1947 USSR.
 
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Nadezhda Obukhova (1886 - 1961), Надежда Обухова mezzo-soprano, soloist with the Bolshoi Theater. Stalin Prize winner, People's Artist of the USSR. Those who have ever head her singing alive were enchanted by both unique, exuberant 'mezzo', reaching naturally contralto, the beauty, grace and the manner of singing as if she was sharing her soul with the public. Pianist Heinrich Neuhaus said that "he who even once hears her voice, will never forget it..."
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Charpini et Brancato film 1938 "La Mascotte" duo des Dindons (Audran) .
 
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Jean Emile Charpin is a French singer and actor, born July 30, 1901 in Paris and died October 26, 1987 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine). Ouvertement homosexuel, ce fantaisiste était célèbre pour ses numéros de travesti où il caricaturait des comédiennes célèbres comme Cécile Sorel . Openly homosexual, this fantasy was famous for his numbers when he disguised caricature of famous actresses like Cecile Sorel. Doté d'une voix de soprano léger, il chanta avec Antoine Brancato des célèbres duos d'opéras ou d'opérettes, Charpini endossant avec extravagance les rôles de Micaëla de Carmen , Manon ou Véronique.
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Nat Gonella and his Georgians, 1930's footage.
 
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fine UK dance band.
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"Das Lied ist aus" tonfilm -Marcel Wittrich, tenor "Frag' nicht, Warum Ich Gehe " 1931 footage.
 
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Das Lied ist aus, 1931 film close up Wittrisch 2:36
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Отче наш - Дон Kosaken Чор Сергея Жарова - Берлин
 
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Отче наш - Дон Kosaken Чор Сергея Жарова - Берлин Conductor Sergei Jaroff
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Lotte Lehmann, "Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume" 1941 NY Columbia.
 
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Wien, Du Stadt Meiner Träume (as Sieczynski) Lotte Lehmann, Paul Ulanowsky, piano - Songs Of Vienna
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Musikstadt Berlin: Tauber and Schmidt, film. Two great tenors of the 1930's, footage.
 
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Films made in Berlin before 1933. Schubert & Meyerbeer.
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Roswaenge "Postillon von Lonjumeau" film.
 
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Der Knalleffekt (1932)
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"En parlant un peu de Paris" Henri Garat, film 1932.
 
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un de ses plus grand succes.
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THE CARIOCA, Etta Moten Barnett, vocalist 1933
 
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Etta Moten Barnett died in 2004, aged 102
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Paula Lindberg-Salomon, Alt "Bist Du bei mir" Bach - piano Rudolf Schwarz, Berlin after 1933.
 
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Born: December 21, 1897 - Frankenthal/Pfalz, Germany Died: April 17, 2000 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The German-Jewish contralto, Paula Lindberg ((Née: Paula Levy)), received her training mainly with Julius von Raatz-Brockmann in Berlin. Paula Lindberg became in the 1920's one the most well-known German concert alto singers. She appeared as a soloist in L.v. Beethoven's 9th Symphony, in Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) by J.S. Bach, in Messiah by George Frideric Handel, in Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler, and performed an extensive concert repertoire. She appeared often in works from the Baroque era. From Berlin she went to an expanded concert activity. On the other hand she could be heard on the opera stage in only one role, as Erda in Der Ring des Nibelungen. In 1929 she sang at the Grand Théâtre Geneva. During she was based in Berlin. As a Jewish in Germany she had hard times in the years after 1933. In 1937 she still appeared in concerts of the Jewish Culture Federation in Berlin, however could leave Germany then and flee to Holland with her husband Dr. Salomon. After the occupation of this country in 1940 by the German troops, they were arrested and spent some time in camp Westerbork, however they could escape and stay in Holland. After the war Paula Lindberg became highly outstanding teacher and still worked as such in the 1960's in Amsterdam. After her marriage she also appeared under the name Paula Lindberg-Salomon. Recordings: on Parlophon; although Paula Lindberg was not actually an opera singer, she sings on this label in a selection from the opera Martha by Flotow the role of Nancy, also Rheintoechterterzett from Götterdämmerung with Elisabeth Kühnlein and Alfhild Petzet under Max von Schillimgs; on Derby scenes from Carmen. For the Jewish company Lukraphon she recorded on Parlophon Jewish sacred music, in which participated also Joseph Schmidt.
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Marta Eggerth & Paul Hörbiger, 1934 Die Czardasfürstin, film.
 
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Marta at her best, fine singing and acting (no playback for Marta, it's all real). Marta died age 101 on December the 26, 2013.
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Rita Gorr, mezzo - video unique (Belgium 1926- 22/01/2012), Stride la vampa, 1991 footage.
 
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This is unique material , never recorded on tape by the French channel La 5 who broadcasted this performance in 1991.
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"Land of Hope and Glory" sir Edward Elgar 1931 footage.
 
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recorded in the H.M.V. studio, London.
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Old Met Opera Stars: Melchior-Rethberg-Pinza 1938 soundfilm.
 
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Beschrijving Lauritz Melchior, Elisabeth Rethberg, Amy Ellerman, Ezio Pinza, rec. 1938
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Denise Duval (1921-2016) & Francis Poulenc 1959
 
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Poulenc is at the piano and "sings".
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André d'Arkor, Belgian tenor "Martha" Lionel's aria, Columbia 1931.
 
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Born in Tilleur near Liège (Wallonia), André d'Arkor received vocal tuition by Henri Séguin and Malherbe at the Liège Conservatory. He made his debut as Gérald in Délibes' Lakmé at the local opera house in 1925 and subsequently appeared in the leading tenor roles in La Bohème, Hamlet, Thaïs, Lucia di Lammermoor etc. D'Arkor eventually sang at the Royal Opera in Ghent where he was contracted for three seasons, gradually building up a repertoire of 80 roles! He debuted in Lyon in 1929 as Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In 1930 he was invited to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where he sang Faust and Des Grieux. It was at the La Monnaie he celebrated the greatest success of his career and established himself as an excellent interpreter of lyric and dramatic roles. D'Arkor was to become one of the most important members of the company until the end of his career. In the 1930s, at the peak of his career, he toured the United States, Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland and made a number of records for Columbia, while continuing to appear at the opera houses of Brussels, Ghent and Liège. A problematic relationship to the Flemish soprano Clara Clairbert and World War II restricted his singing career, and in 1945 he retired from the stage to take up the position of a director at the Opéra Royal in Liège (1945 to 1965). Later he served the Théâtre de la Monnaie as artistic director.
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Joseph Schmidt, film footage "Simplicius"1934.
 
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from his movies
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"Chantez" (Rigolboche) by Mistinguett, 1936.
 
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Miss at sixty.
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The Crystal Palace (1851-1936), rare footage 1935.
 
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Crystal Palace, originally built for the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, from its re-erection to Sydenham in 1854 to its eventual burning down in 1936.
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