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Post by Tim_DC » 17 Jan 2018 15:54

Found this interesting series of photos of a Herms Niel concert in Amsterdam, Holland, likely before the war - in 1938?
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Jan 2018 09:48

Tim_DC wrote:Found this interesting series of photos of a Herms Niel concert in Amsterdam, Holland, likely before the war - in 1938?
Excellent shots from Niel's 3 May 1942 open-air concert in Amsterdam, Tim, thanks for sharing :thumbsup:

A brief report on the same event from Dagblad van Rotterdam, 05.05.1942, p. 4:
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Post by Tim_DC » 24 Jan 2018 14:58

Very interesting, thanks Ivan!

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Post by Auceps » 25 Jan 2018 03:20

Thank you, Tim!

Aren't there saxophones seen in some photos from this Dutch concert?

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Post by Tretyak » 20 May 2018 20:24

Hello everyone!

This is my first posting here, and, I hope, it is the right thread to put on (please remove it if I'm wrong).

From Innsbrucker Nachrichten, 09.02.1942, p. 5
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Monbijou

Post by Auceps » 15 Jun 2018 22:45

Ivan Ž. wrote:1934

Monbijou (Wenn im Park von Monbijou) [Langsamer Walzer]
Composer: Herms Niel
Lyricist: Herms Niel; Karl Wilke
Publisher: Musikverlag Sanssouci [Wilke & Co.], Berlin-Wilmersdorf
Opening Line: Wenn im Park von Monbijou
A pretty rare (or am I wrong, Ivan?) waltz by Niel:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7f4ajd

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 15 Jun 2018 23:05

Tretyak wrote:
20 May 2018 20:24
This is my first posting here, and, I hope, it is the right thread to put on (please remove it if I'm wrong).
Hello, Egor, and - :welcome:

Thank you very much for sharing this interesting article on young Siegfried Schmidt and Niel's impressions of his work!
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A pretty rare (or am I wrong, Ivan?) waltz by Niel:
Very nice, thanks for posting.

This brings back memories :) I visited the Monbijou park actually, precisely because of this waltz. Those were fine times...!

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Post by Auceps » 15 Jun 2018 23:12

Hahah, you're welcome, Ivan! Enjoy your memories. ;)

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Es lebe der Seemannsbart

Post by GregSingh » 19 Jun 2018 01:37

An article from May 1943 about tour ending concert in Gau Weser-Ems.
Some lyrics for "Es lebe der Seemannsbart".
Oberdonau-Zeitung 1943-05-08 S-3.jpg
Source: Oberdonau-Zeitung, 08.05.1943, p. 3
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Jun 2018 01:59

Excellent, Greg, thank you very much for sharing.

Edit: a similar report was previously published in Der oberschlesische Wanderer, 05.05.1943, p. 3
Der oberschlesische Wanderer 1943-05-05 S-3.jpg

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Re: Es lebe der Seemannsbart

Post by Auceps » 29 Jun 2018 00:34

Thank you, Greg! :) The lyrics had also variations, for instance, guys in Ahlers' recording were singing "Mein kleines Mädel, fürcht' dich nicht vor meinem rauen Angesicht und vor dem rauen Bart...". It could be possible that the beard was "grau", but I doubt that the sailors were too long at the sea, so that they became that old for their families. :D

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In Sanssouci, dort wo die alte Mühle steht

Post by Ivan Ž. » 28 Jul 2018 12:36

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In Sanssouci, dort wo die alte Mühle steht [Walzerlied]
Composer: Hans Ailbout; Herms Niel
Lyricist: Charly
Publisher: Kawi-Verlag [Karl Wilke], Berlin-Wilmersdorf; W. Ehrler & Co., Leipzig
Opening Line: Lau, lau war die Nacht
One of the earliest known Niel's works, co-composed with his older (and at the time more popular) colleague, Hans Ailbout.

Hans Ailbout and the performers of the recordings below - singers Gerhard Pechner and Robert Koppel, and bandleaders Marek Weber and Paul Godwin - would all become unwanted in Germany a couple of years later, during the Nazi rule, due to their Jewish ancestry.





The uncredited performers here are Robert Koppel (vocals) and Carl Woitschach (conductor).


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Grüß’ mir mein Sanssouci

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Jul 2018 13:55

Ivan Ž. wrote:
25 Jan 2006 20:39
1931

Grüß’ mir mein Sanssouci [Walzerlied]
Composer: Hans Ailbout; Herms Niel
Lyricist: Charly; Herms Niel
Publisher: Kawi-Verlag [Karl Wilke], Berlin-Wilmersdorf; W. Ehrler & Co., Leipzig
Opening Line: Nun blühen wieder
Another lesser known Niel's work inspired by the Sanssouci park:



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Es war an der alten Mühle, im Park von Sanssouci

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Jul 2018 13:57

Ivan Ž. wrote:
25 Jan 2006 20:39
1933

Es war an der alten Mühle, im Park von Sanssouci [Impression]
Composer: Herms Niel
Lyricist: Herms Niel; Karl Wilke
Publisher: Kawi-Verlag [Karl Wilke], Berlin-Wilmersdorf
Opening Line: Es war an der alten Mühle, im Park von Sanssouci
...and another:



My photo of the Alte Mühle (Old Mill) at the Sanssouci park, viewed through trees :)
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In Sanssouci, am Mühlenberg

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Jul 2018 14:14

Ivan Ž. wrote:
25 Jan 2006 20:39
1936

In Sanssouci, am Mühlenberg (Veronika – Marie) [Marsch und Lied]
Composer/Lyricist: Herms Niel
Publisher: Musikverlag Sanssouci [Wilke & Co.], Berlin-Wilmersdorf, 1936
Opening Line: In Sanssouci, am Mühlenberg
...another, this time better known, song (and an extremely rare 1937 recording by Niel's band):



Another (Niel's own) recording of the same song (this time from 1939):



A postcard with lyrics, depicting the Alte Mühle:
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Source: http://www.bildpostkarten.uni-osnabrueck.de/

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