HELMUT ZACHARIAS


 


POLYDOR - 20010 EPH
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Some of these days - Bei mir bist du schön - Alexander's ragtime band
Sie will nicht blumen und nicht chocolade - The Japanese sandman - Armer gigolo - Delicado
Frauen und wein - Spatz und spätzchen - In der taverne von San Remo - Mädel, wenn es nacht wird
Sweet Sue - Tea for two - Blacksmith blues

POLYDOR - 20129 EPH
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Boogie für geige - Fiddler's boogie
Blue blues (ein wunder) - Wunschlos glücklich (I want to be happy)

POLYDOR - 20129 EPH
HELMUT ZACHARIAS
Boogie für geige - Fiddler's boogie
Blue blues (ein wunder) - Wunschlos glücklich (I want to be happy)

POLYDOR - 20130 EPH
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Wen der weisse flieder wieder blühe - Hörst du mein heimliches rufen
Pizzicato walzer - Unter dem lindenbaum

POLYDOR - 20130 EPH
HELMUT ZACHARIAS
Wen der weisse flieder wieder blühe - Hörst du mein heimliches rufen
Pizzicato walzer - Unter dem lindenbaum

POLYDOR - 20152 EPH
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Parlez moi d'amour - Hab' mitleid mit mir
Ramona - Charmaine

POLYDOR - 20185 EPH
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Addio amore - Chason d'amour
Schweden-platte - Quietschvergnügt

POLYDOR - 20241
HELMUT ZACHARIAS
Schottische polka - Vöglein's abendlied
Spanish violins - La rose tatouée

POLYDOR - 20309 EPH
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Die welt war nie so schön für mich - Calypso in D
Mandolin serenade - Maria la O

POLYDOR - 20385 EPH
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Die brücke am Kwai - Wild is the wind
Fascination - Frülingslied

POLYDOR - 20411 EPH
HELMUT ZACHARIAS
Kosaken-swing (Cossack swing) - Die verlorene melodie (Melodie perdue)
Sarah (Warum lässt du mich allein) - Liebesthema

POLYDOR - 20467 EPH
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Piove - Sempre con te !
Una marcia in fa - Tua

POLYDOR - 20543 EPH
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Kissen in the dark - Always - Serenata
Sweetheart - Sous les toits de Paris - Quand l'amour meurt - La ronde
Charming Vienna

POLYDOR - 20563 EPH
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I'm dancing my way into heaven - Fleeting moments
Una casa Portuguese - Paris la nuit

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Passion flower - Pablito
Ballade Irlandaise - Le gitan et la fille

POLYDOR - 21505
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Le gitan et la fille - Pablito
Ballade Irlandaise - Passion flower

POLYDOR - 20538 EPH
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I got rhythm - Sabre dance boogie
April in Portugal - Delicado

POLYDOR - 20557 EPH
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Dixie for violin - The whistler and his dog
Chin boogie - The big bell and the little bell

POLYDOR - 21562 EPH
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Les enfants du Pirée - The best of everything
Theme from "The apartment" - Theme from "Unforgiven"

POLYDOR - 20600 EPH
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Serenade for guitars - With you
Love came like a miracle - Auf wiedersehn

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Marjolaine - Julie la rousse
Buenas noches mi amor - Le gondolier

POLYDOR - 20616 EPH
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Valencia - La violetera
El relicario - La paloma

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Il nostro concerto - Amour je te dois
Kalinka - Très jolie

POLYDOR - 20690
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Les yeux noir - Chant des bateliers de la volga
Stenka rasin - Les cloches du soir

POLYDOR - 20742 EPH
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Que sera sera - Paris palace hotel
Port au prince - Concerrto d'automne

POLYDOR - 20878
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J'ai rendez-vous avec Paris - Un violin chantait
Milord - C'est d'la musique

POLYDOR - 21501
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Maria Dolores - Morucha
Ya se que tienes novio - Te voy llamando

POLYDOR - 21690
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Aimer, boire et chanter - Accélération
Feuilles du matin - Vie d'artiste

POLYDOR - 23669
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Die brüke am Kwai
Wild is the wind

POLYDOR - 24924
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Violino tzigano
Beat of the night

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Lolita
Dawai dawai

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Lolita
Dawai dawai
     

 

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HELMUT ZACHARIAS (ARTIST BIOGRAPHY)

Helmut Zacharias (January 27, 1920-February 28, 2002) was a German violinist virtuoso.

He was born in Berlin in 1920 into a musical family. As soon as he could stand, at 2-and-a-half, his father put a toy violin in his hand. It was made of tin and imitation fine wood, but he was soon able to play simple tunes on it. By the age of six he was performing on the cabaret stage of the Faun club on Friedrichstrasse in the heart of the entertainment district in giddy 1920s Berlin. The Faun was a model for Christopher Isherwood's fictional Berlin nighterie which became the Kit Kat Klub in the stage and film version "Cabaret".

He made his radio debut at age 11 with Mozart's Violin Concerto in G-major. By the age of 14, Zacharias was making concert tours beyond Berlin's limits, finally landing a year later - 1935 - in Berlin's legendary Wintergarten music hall theatre, billed as the world's youngest violin virtuoso.

In 1936, he was now 16, he registered at the Academy of Music in Berlin, becoming Professor Gustav Havemann's youngest student. In 1937, he won the Bernard Molique Prize and in 1938 the Fritz Kreisler Academy Prize.

The clouds of war were already moving across Germany at the time. Nevertheless, in 1939, he toured Europe with the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble formed from the Philharmonic, under the direction of Hans Benda. During the war, Zacharias defied a Nazi ban on "decadent" Swing music to form his own Big Band. Under the noses of Nazi officials, the band held a recording session at the Odeon Studios on Schlesische Strasse in the heart of Berlin in November 1941, producing three records.

A stint in the Wehrmacht interrupted his musical career and he returned to a war-ruined Berlin after V-E Day in 1945 to help set up post-war Germany's first radio orchestra for newly founded Berlin Radio.He was soon a featured soloist at other German radio orchestras, which sprang up after the war to fill the yearning amongst a war- weary nation for cultural entertainment.

By 1950, he was to be heard on all German radio stations, and AFN Frankfurt called him the "Best Jazz Violinist in the World" and was dubbed "The Magic Violinist" and "Germany's Mr. Violin"

A series of recordings of him as soloist, composer, arranger and conductor of large and small orchestras was made in the venerable Baroque Hall of the Musikhalle in Hamburg. Deutsche Grammophon, which had its headquarters in the Musikhalle, gave him a contract under the Polydor label, launching him on an international career.He played together with many other famous artists, including Yehudi Menuhin and had his own TV show from 1968 to 1973. He composed more than 400 works and sold over 14 million records worldwide.

In a career which spanned eight decades, Zacharias charmed audiences with his witty, jazzy renditions of classical motifs and pop themes. His last public performance was in December 1995 when he appeared on a nationally broadcast television show in Germany.

Already diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the time, he retired to a sanatorium in Switzerland immediately afterwards.


He died 28th February, 2002. He was 82. He succumbed to Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Brissago on the shores of Lago Maggiore in Switzerland. (Info edited mainly from jazzhouse.org)

 

 

 

 

 

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