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After some initial failures, the Harmonists soon found success, becoming popular throughout Europe, visiting the United States, and appearing in 21 films. Its repertoire was wide, ranging from the folk and classical songs arranged by Frommermann to appealing and witty popular songs of the day by writers such as Peter Igelhoff , Werner Richard Heymann and Paul Abraham. The group’s success continued into the early s, but eventually ran into trouble with the Nazi regime: They won recognition from the musical entertainment industry in when they won the Echo Prize from the Deutsche Phonoakademie. The hallmark of the Comedian Harmonists was its members’ ability to blend their voices together so that the individual singers could appear and disappear back into the vocal texture. Neither group was able to achieve the original success of the Comedian Harmonists, with the German group stifled by political in-fighting and heavy censorship , as well as the war draft call-up ; the emigrant group was unable to find work in America due to hostility to German entertainers, and they were unable to return to Austria, where they had enjoyed extensive success in the s.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Musical groups established in A cappella musical groups German musical groups German male singers Humor in classical music. By , both groups had broken up. Neither group was able to achieve the original success of the Comedian Harmonists, with the German group stifled by political in-fighting and heavy censorship , as well as the war draft call-up ; the emigrant group was unable to find work in America due to hostility to German entertainers, and they were unable to return to Austria, where they had enjoyed extensive success in the s. Retrieved from ” https: Although all members survived the war, they never re-formed after the war. After some initial failures, the Harmonists soon found success, becoming popular throughout Europe, visiting the United States, and appearing in 21 films.

Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The group’s success continued into the early s, but eventually ran into trouble with the Nazi regime: Musical groups established in A cappella musical groups German musical groups German male singers Humor in classical music.

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Views Read Edit View history. When this production closed, the actors comefy had played the original sextet formed a new group called the Berlin Comedian Harmonistswhich recreates the Comedian Harmonists’ repertoire. Fearing internment if they stayed abroad, however, they eventually returned home amid bitter internal disputes.

According to Douglas Friedman’s book The Comedian Harrmonistsin August both groups appeared on the same bill at the Scala in Berlin and ahrmonists good friends.

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Harmonya musical about the Comedian Harmonists, with music by Barry Manilow and book and lyrics by Bruce Sussman, premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in the fall ofand recently played at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta on September 6,to run through October 6, then moved in early to the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.

Frommermann, Cycowski, and Collin subsequently fled Germany and formed a new group, which performed under the names “Comedian Harmonists” and “Comedy Harmonists” with a new pianist, bass, and high tenor. The documentary aired over two nights in German in and caused a resurgence of interest in the music of the Comedian Harmonists, with their records being released on vinyl.

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The group’s last concert in Germany was in Hannover on March 25,after which they sailed to the United States on SS Europa and gave harmonistz concerts. Inunemployed actor Harry Frommermann was inspired by The Revelersa jazz -influenced popular vocal group from the United Statesto create a German group discograaphy the same format.

After some initial failures, the Harmonists soon found success, becoming popular throughout Europe, visiting the United States, and appearing in 21 films.

They won recognition from the musical entertainment industry in when they won the Echo Prize from the Deutsche Phonoakademie. This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat The Comedian Harmonists were an internationally famous, all-male German close harmony ensemble that performed between and as one of the most successful musical groups in Europe before World War II.

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Neither group was able to achieve the original success of the Comedian Harmonists, with the German group stifled by political in-fighting and heavy censorshipas well as the war draft call-up ; the emigrant group was unable to find work in America due to hostility to German entertainers, and they were unable to return to Austria, where they had enjoyed extensive success in the s.

The remaining members in Germany likewise replaced their counterparts in a successor group named “Das Meistersextett” as the authorities forbade an English-language name. Although all members survived the war, they never re-formed after the war.

The Nazis progressively made the group’s professional life more difficult, initially banning pieces by Jewish composers, and finally prohibiting them from performing in public.

The Bulgarian Asparuh Leschnikoff also spelt Leshnikov returned to his fatherland in and started a successful career.

For the German film, see Comedian Harmonists film. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The hallmark of the Comedian Harmonists was its members’ ability to blend their voices together so that the individual singers could appear and disappear back into the vocal texture.

Byboth groups had broken up. For the present-day ensemblesee Berlin Comedian Harmonists. Its repertoire was wide, ranging from the folk and classical songs arranged by Frommermann to appealing and witty popular songs of the day by writers such as Peter IgelhoffWerner Richard Heymann and Comsdy Abraham.