Peter Kreuder German Swing Composer – Phantom Dancer 30 October


THANK YOU

This week’s Phantom Dancer has a set of 1930s-40s swing by request of Jonathan, a supporter who called during last week’s 2SER Supporter Drive.

I’ve chosen four commercial releases of stage and film songs written by the prolific German composer and child prodigy, Peter Kreuder.

Thank you to everyone who called and went online to become 2SER financial supporters during this year’s 2SER Phantom Dancer Supporter Drive.

You keep The Phantom Dancer going.

PHANTOM DANCER

The Phantom Dancer, with Greg Poppleton, is your non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV every week. It’s been on 2SER since 1985, thanks to your financial support in 33 subscriber drives.

And over those years, Greg Poppleton and The Phantom Dancer have inspired musicians, painters, film, TV and theatre creatives.

Listen on-air every Tuesday 12:04-2:00pm AEST (+11 GMT) and online

See this week’s full play list and video of the week below.

PETER KREUDER

Peter Kreuder was a German pianist, composer and conductor. He was a child prodigy who enrolled as a piano student in the Cologne Conservatorium at age four and gave his first concert at age five.

He wrote popular and art songs, operettas, musicals, a piano concerto and two operas.

Most importantly for today’s Phantom Dancer he also wrote stage and film music with a lot of swing style.

Beginning by helping arrange the musical score to Marlene Dietrich’s breakthrough film, The Blue Angel, in 1930, he went on to write music for around 150 movies.

He became Germany’s most in-demand film composer in the 1930s and 40s. All his songs in this week’s Phantom Dancer come from this period.

He was so important to the German film industry that he was forced to return to Germany from Sweden (to where he had emigrated in 1939) after Nazi threats to his relatives in Germany. Kreuder had been a Nazi Party member from 1932-34 when he resigned.

After the war he took Austrian citizenship. He conducted radio orchestras in Argentina and Brazil in the 1940s, writing again for German film in the 1950s and writing two memoirs.

VIDEO

This week’s Phantom Dancer video of the week features Peter Kreuder’s music in the 1939 German western, ‘Wasser für Canitoga’.

30 OCTOBER PLAY LIST

Play List – The Phantom Dancer
107.3 2SER-FM Sydney, Live Stream, Digital Radio
Community Radio Network Show CRN #339

107.3 2SER Tuesday 30 October 2018
After the 2SER 12 noon news, 12:04 – 2:00pm (+11 hours GMT)
National Program:
ArtSoundFM Canberra Sunday 7 – 8pm
and early morning on 24 other stations.

Set 1
1940s Swing Era Drummers
Stomping at the Savoy
Gene Krupa Trio
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
AFRS Re-broadcast
1946
Indiana
Eddie Condon Group (drums) George Wettling
‘Eddie Condon Jazz Concert’
WJZ Blue NY
10 Feb 1945
Desperate Desmond + Close
Buddy Rich Orchestra
‘Spotlight Bands’
Phoenixville Pa
AFRS Re-broadcast
24 Dec 1945
Set 2
Early 1930s Radio
Open + What Is This Thing Called Love?
Ambassadors of Melodyland
‘Dr Scholls Program’
Radio Transcription
1931
Open + Rain on the Roof
George Shackley Ensemble
‘Nehi Program’
Radio Transcription
1932
Redman Rhythm + Close
Don Redman Orchestra
Casino de Paris
WABC CBS NY
22 Dec 1933
Set 3
1950s Pop Singers on the Air
Blacksmith’s Hop (theme) + Money, Honey
Ella Mae Morse
‘Here’s To Veterans’
Radio Transcription
1954
It Might As Well Be Spring
Margaret Whiting
‘Let’s Go To Town’
Radio Transcription
1954
What a Difference a Day Makes + Pavanne (Close)
Andy Russel (voc) Toots Cammerata Orchestra
‘Double Feature’
AFRS Re-broadcast
15 Oct 1944
Set 4
Latin Sounds 1940s-50s Radio
Theme + Oya Negra
Enric Madraguera and his Music of the Americas (voc) Eddie Gomez
‘One Night Stand’
Copacobana
New York City
AFRS Re-broadcast
5 Jul 1945
You Two
Xavier Cugat Orchestra (voc) Juan Manuel
‘All-Star Parade of Bands’
Ramona Room
Hotel Last Frontier
NBC Las Vegas
30 Nov 1953
Open + Carambola
Machito
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
17 Nov 1951
Set 5
Swing Bands 1940 Chicago Radio
Pretty Little Petticoat (theme) + Huckleberry Duck
Raymond Scott Orchestra
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
1940
Ooh, What You Said!
Bob Crosby Orchestra (voc) Marian Mann
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
29 Apr 1940
There I Go
Fats Waller Rhythm (voc) Kay Perry
Panther Room
Hotel Sherman
WMAQ NBC Chicago
10 Dec 1940
Make Believe Dance Land
Ozzie Nelson Orchestra
Blackhawk Restaurant
WGN Mutual Chicago
24 Mar 1940
Set 6
1930s English Dance Bands
Let’s Put Out The Lights and Go To Sleep
Ambrose Orchestra (voc) Sam Browne and Elsie Carlisle
Comm Rec
London
26 Oct 1932
How Am I To Know?
Johnny Claes and his Claepigeons (tp) Nat Gonella
Comm Rec
London
1941
Five Fifteen
Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra
Comm Rec
London
1933
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
Johnny Claes and his Claepigeons (voc) Irene King
Comm Rec
London
1941
Set 7
Set of Peter Kreuder German Swing Songs for Johnathan who Supported 2SER in the Supporter Drive
Wenn zwei wie du and ich
Hans Rehmstedt Orchester (voc) Rudi Schuericke
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jul 1939
6 Minuten Peter Kreuder Pot Pourri
Bernhard Ette mit seinem grossen Buehnenschau-Orchester
Comm Rec
Berlin
1937
Eine Insel aus Traeumen geboren
Hans Rehmstedt Orchester (voc) Rudi Schuericke
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jul 1939
Aus lauter Liebe
Die Goldene Sieben (voc) Peter Igelhoff
Comm Rec
Berlin
Jul 1937
Set 8
Night in Tunisia-a-thon
Night in Tunisia
Charlie Parker (as) Fats Navarro (tp) Bud Powell (piano) Curley Russell (b) Art Blakey (d)
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Birdland
WJZ ABC NY
30 Jun 1950
Night in Tunisia
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra
Rose Room
Palace Hotel
KQW CBS San Francisco
19 Jun 1945
Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra
Birdland
WCBS CBS NY
Jun 1956
Night in Tunisia
Charlie Parker (as) Kenny Dorham (tp) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d) Milt Jackson (vibes)
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
26 Feb 1949

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