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Re: Question #101

Post by Maikowski » 23 May 2020 23:22

Exactly ! :thumbsup: It was too easy for you, my dear Ivan ! :lol:
It is your turn now. We are all impatient for the next question.

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23 May 2020 14:13
PS
If you already haven't, try finding Fuhsel's recording of the medley, there's some very good singing there.
I would love to hear it some day but I am afraid this record won't be easy to find :roll:

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Question 102

Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 Jun 2020 20:17

Sorry for the delay! Yes, I admit it was easy, but I answered it because I had the next question lined-up already and couldn't keep it waiting any longer :D But then I had troubles logging into my YT account, hence the delay... Anyhow! Here's the next one: what do we have here...?



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Be careful - it's a trick question!

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Re: Question 102

Post by Maikowski » 13 Jun 2020 22:39

Well, obviously it is a choir singing the first verse of "Prinz Eugen" (Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter, wollt' dem Kaiser wied'rum kriegen Stadt und Festung Belgerad...).
However it seems far too easy and something tells me that you are expecting a different answer... :?

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Re: Question 102

Post by Ivan Ž. » 13 Jun 2020 23:01

Correct - and correct! Meaning: the answer's not complete :D I did write it was a trick question ;) Now, a hint for the complete answer: notice the different, slow tempo. Which popular slow song, or better said, a ballad, contains (ends with) the melody of "Prinz Eugen", the folk song?

Note: it's a double trick actually; the song in question does not originally contain a full strophe of the folk song "Prinz Eugen", but only its melody (at the end) and one line of the old lyrics. The excerpt I used originates from a wartime radio recording, where they, for a change, sung the full "Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter" strophe, instead of just one line.

The answer's quite simple actually, one only has to pay attention to the tempo... ;)

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Re: Question 102

Post by Maikowski » 14 Jun 2020 23:09

I know :idea: ! It is Carl Loewe's "Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter", op. 92 (or simply "Prinz Eugen").
Loewe composed it in 1844 with lyrics by Ferdinand Freiligrath.
I love that song !
By the way, in my collection I have an excellent recording of it by the Hochschulorchester der Luftwaffe led by Pr. Hans Felix Husadel. I will post pictures of the labels as soon as possible...

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Re: Question 102

Post by Ivan Ž. » 14 Jun 2020 23:42

:thumbsup:

Yes, it's a fine piece indeed - recorded more often than the folk song of the same name. (Husadel's recording is a rare military version; the ballad was mostly recorded by a bass/baritone accompanied by a piano or civilian orchestra.)

In April 1941, the old "Prinz Eugen" tune was all over the German radio and newsreels, being the melody of the Balkan Campaign. The same year, in June, Steinkopf recorded Loewe/Freiligrath's song for the radio. The song originally ended with the lyrics: "'Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter!' Hei, das klang wie Ungewitter weit in's Türkenlager hin..." But Steinkopf prolonged it, including the full first strophe of the old folk song: "'Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter, wollt' dem Kaiser wied'rum kriegen Stadt und Festung Belgerad...'" And it was this tune that was played - also in slow tempo - as the radio fanfare for the Balkan Campaign.

Over to Maiko! ;)
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Question 103

Post by Maikowski » 27 Jun 2020 15:21

A new one !
This time, you will have to identify the song sung by SA men at the 1936 Reichsparteitag in this very interesting documentary film from 42:01 to 42:43.
Sorry for not posting it earlier. I have been so busy lately...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppIUkONAKBA&t=2521s

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Re: Question 103

Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Jun 2020 16:01

Jump bumping in to say - a rare find! :thumbsup:

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Re: Question 103

Post by Maikowski » 27 Jun 2020 16:19

Thank you Ivan ! :wink:

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Re: Question 103

Post by GregSingh » 28 Jun 2020 09:20

Is it possible to tell if this soundtrack was a part of the original 1936 TV broadcast or it was added by makers of this documentary in 2000 ?
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Question 103

Post by Maikowski » 28 Jun 2020 16:44

It is the original 1936 sound.

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Re: Question 103

Post by Maikowski » 10 Jul 2020 17:05

No tries ?
Then I will give you a hint : This song was written by a certain Horst Wessel. :wink:

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Re: Question 103

Post by Ivan Ž. » 18 Jul 2020 14:16

Well, if no one wants to give it a try - it's "So hell das Auge" (refrain: ...die Sturmabteilung vom Edelweiß, im braunen Hitlerregiment...), Horst Wessel's cover of Joseph von Lauff's "Die Batterien vom Edelweiß". There's a forum topic that could have been helpful in answering this question: Songs written by Horst Wessel :)

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Re: Question 103

Post by Maikowski » 20 Jul 2020 17:31

:thumbsup: That is indeed "So hell das Auge".
And the 2 strophes that are sung here are :

Wir kämpfen um das rote Wien,
Man hat uns verraten, man hat uns bespien,
Wir kämpfen weiter, es gilt ja den Preis
Der Sturmabteilung vom Edelweiß
Im braunen Hitlerregiment

Herr Vater, Frau Mutter herztausiger Schatz,
Bei euch hat der fremde Brigant keinen Platz !
Ihn jaget zum Teufel auf Hitlers Geheiß
Die Sturmabteilung vom Edelweiß
Im braunen Hitlerregiment


(Source : Various song books, and Thilo Scheller's "Singend wollen wir marschieren" in particular)

Dear Ivan, it is your turn again :wink:

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Question 104

Post by Ivan Ž. » 22 Jul 2020 00:14

Thanks, Maiko.

OK, here's the next one - guess the song by its translated lyrics:

High above - the stars, deep below - the sea,
there's only sky and clouds around us.
Life is struggle and roses are red;
who cares about the devil, who cares about death!

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