10-24b: Lehár The Merry Widow : Schwarzkopf | Wächter | Knapp | Gedda | Steffek | Von Matačić 1956

1940 – Victor Hollaender (German pianist, conductor & composer for stage & film, son of Friedrich)
1948 – Franz Lehár (Austrian-Hungarian composer, known best for operetta The Merry Widow)
1949 – Joaquín Nin y Castellanos (Cuban pianist & composer)
1952 – Frederick Jacobi (American composer & teacher)
1953 – Ernest Irving (English film composer & conductor)
1958 – Martin Fallas Shaw (English composer, conductor & theatrical producer)
1969 – Otto Jochum (German composer, choir director & teacher, brother of Eugen & Georg Ludwig)

Well, I wasn't going to say anything here, aside from noting the familial relationships of Victor Hollaender - whose father was one of the most prominent composers of German cabaret music during those wonderfully decadent years of the Weimar Republic; and Otto Jochum - whose brother Eugen was a very famous conductor, and his other brother Georg Ludwig a somewhat less famous one. Well, there, I've said it - and in any case that last bit of information was in your collage already! Enjoy the operetta...



  1. The hair style of Merlin is too good. Thanks to Schwartzkopf hair stylizes.

  2. Camelot is in a different post, but thanks.