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Frommermann: Music of the Comedian Harmonists

Veronika, Der Lenz Ist Da
Eine Kleine Fruhlingsweise
Overture To Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Mein Kleiner Gruner Kaktus
Stormy Weather
Ali Baba
In Einem Kuhlen Grunde
Wenn Ich Vergnugt Bin
Wir Sind von Kopf Bis Fub Auf Liebe Eingestellt
Schone Isabella Aus Kastilien
Morgen Mub Ich Fort von Hier
Wochenend Und Sonnenschein
Night and Day
When Yumba Plays the Rhumba On the Tuba
Kannst Du Pfeifen Johanna?
Guter Mond Du Gehst So Stille
Holzhackerlied
Gitarren Spielt Auf
Leb' Wohl, Gute Reise

he Dutch group Frommermann is named after Harry Frommermann, who in 1927 founded the Comedian Harmonists. This German ensemble, comprised of five singers and a pianist, was in the late twenties and early thirties of the last century a huge sensation. The Comedian Harmonists were namely renowned for their broad variety of vocal styles and the fine sense of comedy with which they performed close harmony music. Within a short period they became international celebrities with concerts in Europe and the United States. In 1935 the Comedian Harmonists were forced by the Nazis to disband, silencing this ensemble for eternity. Around Christmas 2004, at the request of the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, Marcel Reijans selected a group of fellow singers and a pianist who shared his love for the music of the Comedian Harmonists. With this group of men, each busy with national and international careers, he made Broken Silence, a tribute to the Comedian Harmonists. With this theater program Frommermann broke the silence that was imposed on the Comedian Harmonists and their music gained a voice again in the Netherlands. The three concerts in the 2005 Grachtenfestival were a great success. The numerous positive reactions from the public and press lead immediately to an invitation to perform at the annual Koninginneconcert (Queens Concert) at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. This concert, which was attended by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, the royal family and many esteemed guests, was also received with much acclaim. The NPS (Netherlands Public Broadcasting Service) made a documentary and registration of the concert, which was broadcasted nationwide on Koninginnedag (Queens Day) 2006

Item code: 6154C | SACD | $24.95 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | The Netherlands
723385268079 | CCS SA 26807

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