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Berlin Hits with the Stars of the City; Berlin New Years Gala "First Night" on January 1, 2017

The Berlin New Years gala "First Night" presents the hits of the city from Hildegard Knef, Frederick Hollaender to Udo Lindenberg; performed by the stars from film, TV and theaters of Berlin with a large ochestra and fine arrangements filled with sumptuous and surprising sounds.

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Die musical comedy Leipzig presents a new series: the "KLEINE KOMÖDIE". Sopranist Angela Mehling begins the hommage to Frederick Hollaender in this video.

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Frederick the Little Great One - Memories of an Almost Forgotten Multi-Talent

"Friedrich der Große Kleine" - The memories of the almost forgotten talent of Frederick Hollaender (1896-1976) is nowadays to most people known only as the composer of "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt" and for many other cabaretts of the Roaring Twenties.

Premiere: Sunday Dec. 4, 2016 at 12.05 PM
Repeat: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at 6:05 PM

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Swept Away Festival

The festival centers on the music of Ernst Toch with an amazing 11 UK premieres of his works. Other composers include Paul Hindemith, Kurt Weill, Erwin Schulhoff, Stefan Wolpe, Mischa Spoliansky Ernst Krenek, Friedrich Hollander, Wilhelm Grosz, and Herbert Zipper.

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A Look into the Hearts of Contemporaries

Frederick Hollander is celebrated with the revue of "und sonst gar nichts" at the Faerbe Theater

Freddy had it going on early in his life. As a student , he was already after the housekeeper. Practice makes perfect if one wants to become a master. And that's what became of him - on several levels. At the age of three he played the piano. A wunderkind...

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Victor Hollander: The Musical Voice of Wilhelmine Berlin

Alan Lareau, Professor of German at the University of Oshkosh and a scholar specialized in the cabaret culture of the Weimar Republic, has just published a wonderful little book on operetta composer Victor Hollaender (1866-1940) entitled Revue meines Lebens: Erinnerungen an einen Berliner Unterhaltungskomponisten um 1900 (272 pp, Hardcover).

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Lost Robert Siodmak Film Found

On June 30, 2014 at 8 PM the long believed lost film "Stürme der Leidenschaft" was shown as part of the Robert Siodmak retrospective at Zeughauskino in Berlin.

In April we announced in our program book that the German version of the film "Stürme der Leidenschaft (Storms Of Passion)" with Emil Jannings has not survived, so we were only able to show the silent Italian version.

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Storms of Passion

In 1998 at "Il Cinema Ritrovato" at Bologna, Italian version has screened. See details for the following link. In the catalog on above URL, they also say only surviving fragment for this original German version runs at 5 minutes, however, 82 minutes German version sometimes screened in National Film Center, Tokyo, Japan at least since 1970.

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Dagmar Manzel Video

Dagmar Manzel belongs to the leading theater and film actresses in Germany. She has released a new album featuring chansons from Frederick Hollander.

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A New Disc With Germany's New Operetta Diva

Needless to say, German operetta fans already know her: the actress Dagmar Manzel dazzled audiences at Berlin's Deutsches Schauspielhaus years ago with a superb Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, a performance that was truly one of a kind, and quite beyond anything you're likely to see (or hear) in an opera house.

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Music by Friedrich Hollaender with Dagmar Manzel and the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin. "Falling In Love Again" is one of the most famous songs written by Frederick Hollaender, "Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte" one of the most touching. In all songs by this thoroughbred musician, who is one of the fathers of musical cabaret in Berlin, is a deep and always present humanity.

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Frederick Hollander may not be a familiar name to many film music fans, but he was a superb composer who wrote some terrific scores over the years. He was also a wonderful songwriter, dating back to his work in German cabaret and films - his most iconic and well-known song being the gorgeous "Falling in Love Again" from Josef von Sternberg's "The Blue Angel".

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It's all pompous here

Neubrandenburg - 10.20.2013 -- Fabulous: The "Von Kopf bis Fuss, or the great alphabet of Friedrich Hollaender" the region experienced a musical revue that is as sophisticated as it is cheerful.

Hello, the ladies on stage still wear white-blond wigs and feathers in her hair, sequined gowns and threads, skirts, fishnet stockings and fine gloves.

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"All You Wanted To Know About Jews" - Berlin Exhibit Tackles Touchy, Funny Questions

... and 107 seats in the Reichstag national assembly, composer Friedrich Hollaender wrote a song that reflected the increasing hatred of Jews in Germany.

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Premiere: "Hollander and Friends"

The new production of the Jewish Theare for 2013 presents itself as a musical autobiography of Frederick Hollander, surrounded by popular Berlin hits in the 20s and 30s of the previous century. The premiere is on March 13, 2013.

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An allem sind die Juden schuld

"An allem sind die Juden schuld", wrote composer Frederick Hollander in 1931 and since slowly exposed long existing anitsemitic cliches...

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Possibly Best Friends

If Frederick Hollander was still alive, him an Max Raabe would surely be best friends. The composer would rave about how the songwriter ...

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REVIEW: The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) (Blu-ray)

... Dietrich in THE BLUE ANGEL. Dietrich's uninhibited cabaret singer Lola-Lola has come to epitomize the stylish decadence of Weimar Era Germany. Her signature song, "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" has been covered by such luminaries of the ...

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She sings, she reads, she tells

Friedrich Hollaender wrote the song "Ich weiß nicht, zu wem ich gehöre..." and actress Eva Mattes performed it in Parktheater Göggingen.

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Ute Lemper - Halle

Forming an important part will be the music of Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender and Spoliansky also famous classics by Jaques Brel ...

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About the Theater Life

Accompanied by pianist Johannes Reinig, she sings among others songs by Georg Kreisler, Otto Viennese, Friedrich Hollaender and André Heller about the ...

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Sex, Sleaze and Satire

"Cabaret Verboten" is a collection of cabaret songs and sketches from more than 20 composers and writers from early '30s Germany; some, like Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler, are familiar names, but most have been rescued from obscurity by the show's conceiver, Jeremy Lawrence.

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Cabaret Forbidden

Stinging social commentary, edgy theater and topical songs are the order of the evening in "Cabaret Verboten," Jeremy Lawrence's exploration of the daring cabarets in Weimar-era Germany. Starring Pierre Tannous, Wayne LeGette, Lourelene Snedeker and Alexa Green, the show features material from Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Bertolt Brecht, Frederick Hollander...

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CABARET VERBOTEN at Arts Garage Should Offer A Lesson About Bigotry

Despite it's obvious title, with songs and sketches from and about the Weimar German Republic - the time between the two World Wars -- this edition of Cabaret Verboten by its creator/writer/director Jeremy Lawrence is a modernized version of the musical satire he wrote 16 years ago... Watch the video

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