Richard Tauber
Austrian tenor
Richard Tauber
Richard Tauber was an Austrian tenor acclaimed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Some critics commented that "his heart felt every word he sang".
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Pkw-Aufbrüche im Chemnitzer Zentrum - SACHSEN - FERNSEHEN.de
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Aus einem auf der Richard-Tauber-Straße abgestellten VW Beetle haben Unbekannte eine Golftasche mit entsprechendem Equipment, ein iPad sowie eine Tasche mit Sportsachen im Gesamtwert von ca. 2.400 Euro entwendet. Aus einem an der Brückenstraße
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Tonkunstler Orchester NiederOsterrreich - Jurnalul Naţional
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Este un foarte bun interpret şi în pagini vocal simfonice şi de lied. În anul 2005 a debutat la Wigmore Hall după ce a obţinut premiul Richard Tauber. Are în palmaresul său şi premiul de lied obţinut la competiţia internaţională din S'Hertogenbosch
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„Es liegt was in der Luft“ - Münsterländische Volkszeitung
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1927 begleitete Spoliansky Richard Tauber bei der Schallplatteneinspielung von Schuberts „Winterreise“. In seiner Revue „Es liegt was in der Luft“ trat Marlene Dietrich auf. Das Programm der beiden Akteure verspricht einen humorvollen und
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Sixteen days to say good-bye - Joplin Independent
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We're told of trips that included visits to cemeteries and gravestones including that of Oscar Wilde, Richard Tauber, Eva Peron and Marlena Dietrich. Besides memories of these trips, we learn that their condo with a picturesque view from a wall of
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Parallelen zu den heutigen Zeiten gezogen - Schwarzwälder Bote
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Dazwischen gab es Sketche, Witze, ein Chanson mit rollendem RRR über Richard Tauber, Erinnerungen an Rudolf Nelson, Werner Finck, Max Hansen und andere Entertainer jener Zeit, insgesamt ein vergnügliches und nachdenklich machendes Programm
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Paid Notice: Deaths LEVISON, MERRILL
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LEVISON--Merrill. On August 18, 2011, Merrill Levison, beloved husband of Sarah Yetta Levison (nee Mendelsberg); loving father of Susan and Richard Tauber, and Jody Levison; cherished brother of the late Lenora Gurewitz, and Nathaniel Levison; adored grandfather of Adam and Ashley Tauber; close friend of Wendy Greenwald; also survived by many
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Bad Ischl – az operett Mekkája - Színház.hu
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A mű teljes diadalt aratott a közönség soraiban, a német kritika is kedvezően fogadta, és a főszerepet ezúttal már Richard Tauber énekelte. Augusztus 16-án Bad Ischl-ben megrendezik a Kaiser Gala-t (a császári gálát), ahol szólót énekel Angelika
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Gedankenreise um Lebensqualität - Wiesbadener Tagblatt
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Dabei bedient er sich des Liederrepertoires, mit denen Joseph Schmidt und Richard Tauber ihrerzeit Furore gemacht hatten. Auf dem Klavier hervorragend begleitet von der Japanerin Maki Kojima singt er „Heut ist der schönste Tag in meinem Leben“ oder „Es
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Vortrag über entartete Musik - HL-live
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August, einen zweistündigen Vortrag über "entartete" Musiker und Sänger, wie den Comédian Harmonists, Bert Brecht, Ernst Busch und Richard Tauber. Die Hörbeispiele werden von Original- Schellackplatten abgespielt. Der Vortrag beginnt um 20 Uhr. Der
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Historischer Kalender - derStandard.at
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1931 - In Köln wird der Film "Die große Attraktion" mit Richard Tauber und Margo Lion uraufgeführt. 1941 - In Estland nehmen deutsche Angreifertruppen Wesenberg ein und stoßen zum Finnischen Meerbusen durch. 1956 - Durch die Explosion einer
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Ein wenig Nostalgie gepaart mit exzellenter Sangeskunst - Neues Volksblatt
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Viele meinten, sie seien bereits heute legitime Nachfolger der originalen „Giuditta“-Besetzung: Jarmilla Novotna und Richard Tauber. Barbara Kreuzer führte charmant durch den Abend. Sie bescherte mit netten Anekdoten einen Überblick von Prof
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Geschichte einer Kriegslegende - FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Da waren mehr als 200 Schallplatten drin, Richard Tauber und alles.“ Nach dem Essen, in seiner Wohnung, saß Walter Schulz am Wohnzimmertisch hinter einem Stapel mit Dokumenten zum Fall seines Bruders, die er über Jahrzehnte gesammelt hatte
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«Ich war nicht vom Leben verwöhnt» - kultiversum - Die Kulturplattform
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Ich brachte die Rede zunächst auf das Thema Operette und Richard Tauber. «Er war fabelhaft und gehörte zu jenen Sängern, die Operette so gut singen konnten wie Mozart.» Was sie von ihm gelernt habe, frage ich sie. «Na, Stil, dass man eben nicht billig
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Filmstadt Babelsberg – eine wechselvolle Geschichte - Deutsche Welle
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Einst hatten sie illustre Eigentümer - Lilian Harvey wohnte hier, der Operettentenor Richard Tauber, Brigitte Horney, Marika Rökk oder Romy Schneiders Mutter Magda. Die Residenzen der Leinwandlegenden zeichnen sich nicht nur durch ihre idyllische Lage
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125 Jahre Automobil - Motor Klassik
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Ihre Auftraggeber waren unter anderem Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg, König Gustav von Schweden, König Alfonso von Spanien, der Schauspieler Emil Jannings, der Komponist Richard Strauss, die Sänger Richard Tauber und Jan Kiepura oder der
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Richard Tauber oder: Wie man um sein Leben singt - WELT ONLINE
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An Richard Tauber schieden sich schon zu seinen Lebzeiten die Geister. Die einen hielten ihn für einen Schmalztenor - "Kotzenswürdigeres hat sich nie in einem Theaterraum begeben" (Karl Kraus) -, die anderen waren hingerissen von dem Schmelz seiner
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Kultur is Proud to Announce the Availability on DVD of The Art of Singing - PR.com (press release)
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This historic program features opera legends Maria Callas, Conchita Supervia, Richard Tauber, Feodor Chaliapin, Jussi Bjorling, Franco Corelli, Kirsten Flagstad, Ezio Pinza, Leontyne Price, Beniamino Gigli, Luisa Tetrazzini, Fritz Wunderlich,
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Champagne and Classics at Chillington Hall - expressandstar.com
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The event features soprano Hannah Medlam and pianist Jean-Michel Dayez performing a wide range of music including pieces by Rachmaninov, Listz, Satie, Poulenc, J Strauss, Ravel, Chopin, Britten, Kurt Weill, Richard Tauber and Glenn Miller
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Une réalisation discographique peu utile - ResMusica
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Sans la présence de Richard Tauber en Goethe, il est fort peu probable d'ailleurs que On n'en sera pas moins admiratif de l'orchestre, qui parvient à donner quelque chic et un réel panache à ce qui, sous une baguette moins avertie que celle de Lawrence
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Tauber
    FIFTIES
  • 1948
    Age 56
    A week later, Tauber entered Guy's Hospital to have his left lung removed to treat the cancer but it was too late. He died on 8 January 1948 in the London Clinic, Devonshire Place.
    More Details Hide Details His Requiem Mass was at St. James' Church, Spanish Place. He was interred in Brompton Cemetery (London). Tauber made over 720 vocal recordings for the Odeon/Parlophone companies, plus several as an orchestral conductor, mainly of his own works, but also of music by Grieg and Johann Strauss, Jr. Of the 120 acoustic recordings, the most important are of arias by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Kienzl, and songs by Schumann, Richard Strauss and Grieg. There are also five duets with Elisabeth Rethberg, arias by Verdi, Puccini etc., and excerpts from Korngold's Die tote Stadt, including a duet with Lotte Lehmann. Among the electrical recordings, there are albums of German folksongs, and 12 songs from Schubert's Winterreise, accompanied by Mischa Spoliansky, and an album of folksongs by Franz Gabriel and Hermann Löns. Perhaps most prized are the four Mozart arias recorded in 1938 and 1939, and the aria from Der Freischütz made in 1946. Among his last recordings are two songs by Richard Strauss, accompanied at the piano by Percy Kahn. In his lifetime, his many recordings of music by Franz Lehár, much of it written for him, and his own songs from the operetta "Old Chelsea" 1942 were best sellers, along with a huge range of lighter and popular music in German and English. In addition, a number of his broadcasts have been preserved, including a series of General Motors Concerts from America in 1937, a Radio Hilversum concert of 1939, and excerpts from his three series of weekly programmes for the BBC (1945–47).
  • 1947
    Age 55
    On 27 September 1947 he sang the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, not a large part but with two difficult arias that demand good breath control to bring off well.
    More Details Hide Details Those in the audience say that he sang wonderfully and to loud applause. Live excerpts of these two arias from this performance survive, and they reveal a tone of undiminished focus and steadiness, a good line, and somewhat shortened phrasing.
    In April 1947, Tauber returned to London and sought medical attention for a persistent cough.
    More Details Hide Details He was eventually diagnosed with lung cancer: one lung was already useless and the other nearly so. The Vienna State Opera was in London for a short season at the Royal Opera House - their first visit since the war - and they invited Tauber to sing one performance with his old company.
  • 1946
    Age 54
    In 1946, Tauber appeared in a Broadway adaptation of The Land of Smiles (Yours is my Heart) which flopped, leaving him with huge personal losses and in debt to the backers.
    More Details Hide Details He was thus forced to tour the USA, Canada, Central and South America for six months to recoup losses, with Arpad Sandor and George Schick serving as his accompanists, and Neil Chotem as assisting artist.
  • FORTIES
  • 1940
    Age 48
    He was touring South Africa when World War II broke out, and returned to Switzerland until receiving the papers allowing him to enter the UK in March 1940.
    More Details Hide Details Despite receiving lucrative offers from the USA, he remained in the UK for the entire war. There was little opera staged in wartime Britain so he made a living by singing, conducting and making gramophone records and radio broadcasts. He even composed English operettas, together with the lyric writer Fred S. Tysh, from one of which, Old Chelsea, the song "My Heart and I" became one of his most popular English recordings. It was only these English records that brought him any royalties; for his earlier recordings he had been paid for each performance and he had been compelled to leave his savings behind in Austria. By now he was so crippled by arthritis that he could no longer move into and away from the microphone for softer and louder notes. A small trolley was built on rubber wheels so the engineers could silently roll him back and forth while recording.
  • 1938
    Age 46
    In 1938, he made his London operatic debut in Die Zauberflöte under Sir Thomas Beecham.
    More Details Hide Details Earlier that year, the Nazi government of Germany annexed Austria and Tauber left for good. In response, the Nazis withdrew the Taubers' passports and right of abode; because this left the couple technically stateless, Tauber applied for British citizenship.
  • 1935
    Age 43
    In the mid-1930s, he made several musical films in England, and at the premiere of her film Mimi in April 1935, he met the English actress Diana Napier (1905–1982); they were married on 20 June 1936, only after protracted legal proceedings to secure an Austrian divorce from Vanconti.
    More Details Hide Details Napier appeared in three of his British films: Heart's Desire (1935), Land Without Music and Pagliacci (both 1936).
  • 1933
    Age 41
    In 1933, Tauber was assaulted in the street by a group of Nazi Brownshirts because of his Jewish ancestry, and he decided to leave Germany for his native Austria, where he continued to sing at the Vienna State Opera right up to the Anschluss in March 1938.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1931
    Age 39
    In 1931, Tauber made his London debut in operetta, and London appearances became a regular event; he also toured the USA in this year.
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  • 1929
    Age 37
    In 1929 he met Mary Losseff at Rudolf Nelson's review in Berlin.
    More Details Hide Details They lived together for about five years. Losseff became his muse; it was for her that he wrote Der singende Traum. Losseff's career ended when she became an alcoholic, but Tauber remained her lifelong friend and supported her until his death.
  • 1924
    Age 32
    When in Vienna, Tauber also conducted at the Theater an der Wien, and it was here in 1924 that he met the soprano Carlotta Vanconti who soon divorced her Italian husband and married Tauber on 18 March 1926. They separated in 1928 and divorced later the same year in Berlin.
    More Details Hide Details But the divorce was recognised only in Germany.
  • 1922
    Age 30
    In 1922 he was offered the role of Armand in Lehár's Frasquita at the Theater an der Wien, and the experience was a resounding success.
    More Details Hide Details This excursion into operetta was looked down on by some, but did Tauber no harm.It gave him a new audience. It revived Lehár's flagging career as a composer of operetta. In the future, Lehár composed a number of operettas with roles written specifically for Richard Tauber, including Paganini (1925, although he was unavailable for the Vienna premiere, and first sang it in Berlin in 1926), Der Zarewitsch (1927), Friederike (1928), The Land of Smiles (1929) with the famous aria "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz", Schön ist die Welt (1930), and Giuditta (1934). The hit songs usually occurred in the second act and were informally known as Tauberlieder. Tauber appeared in a number of films, both in Germany and later in England. He provided a 'voice-over', singing the title song in the otherwise silent film I Kiss Your Hand, Madame (1929).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1921
    Age 29
    This was Zigeunerliebe, in which he also appeared in Linz and Salzburg in 1921.
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  • 1920
    Age 28
    Tauber first performed in an operetta by Franz Lehár at the Volksbuhne in Berlin in 1920.
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    Following some guest appearances at the Wiener Volksoper in 1920, he made his Vienna State Opera debut on 16 June in La bohème, substituting for an indisposed Alfred Piccaver.
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  • 1919
    Age 27
    It was in June 1919 that he made the first of over seven hundred gramophone records.
    More Details Hide Details All his vocal recordings were made for the Odeon Records label, and after 1933 for the associated Parlophone label. Tauber had a lyrical, flexible tenor voice, and he sang with a warm, elegant legato. His excellent breath control gave him a wonderful head voice and messa di voce with a superb pianissimo. He was elegant in appearance too – although he had a slight squint in his right eye; he disguised it by wearing a monocle which, when accompanied by a top hat, added to the elegant effect.
  • 1913
    Age 21
    That year his father was appointed Intendant of the Municipal Theatre in Chemnitz and was therefore in a position to arrange for Richard to appear as Tamino in The Magic Flute on 2 March 1913.
    More Details Hide Details Some weeks later, on 16 April, he played Max in Der Freischütz, a performance which was attended by of the Dresden Opera who had already offered Tauber a five-year contract, commencing on 1 August. The Baron encouraged Tauber to take small roles with other companies to broaden his experience. During his years in Dresden, Tauber acquired his reputation as a remarkably quick student: he learned Gounod's Faust in 48 hours, Bacchus in Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos overnight, to the amazement of the composer, who conducted the performance (in Berlin). People started to call him "the SOS Tenor".
    The child was given the name Richard Denemy (Denemy was his mother's maiden name); he was sometimes known as Carl Richard Tauber, and also used his mother's married name, Seiffert; but the claim by the Encyclopaedia Britannica that he was ever known as Ernst Seiffert has no support from any of the 12 published books and monographs about him listed in Daniel O'Hara's comprehensive Richard Tauber Chronology. (http://www.richard-tauber.de/wp-content/pdf/TAUBER-CHRONOLOGY.pdf) After he was adopted by his father in 1913, his legal name became Richard Denemy-Tauber (op. cit).
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  • 1912
    Age 20
    After an intensive period of vocal training under Carl Beines, he made his public debut at a concert at Freiburg on 17 May 1912.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1903
    Age 11
    The boy missed the excitement of the theatre and instead joined his father in Prague and, subsequently, in 1903 at the theatre in Wiesbaden.
    More Details Hide Details Richard hoped to become a singer but failed to impress any of the teachers he auditioned for, probably because he chose to sing Wagner, for which his voice was not suited. His father entered him at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt to study piano, composition and conducting. He made rapid progress but he still hoped to become a singer.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1897
    Age 5
    Richard accompanied his mother on tour to theatres, but she found it increasingly difficult to cope, and left him with foster-parents in Urfahr, now a suburb of Linz. In 1897–98 he was sent to school in Linz, and then his father took over his upbringing, moving him to Graz, Prague, Berlin, Salzburg and finally Wiesbaden (see the Korb biography, listed in note 7).
    More Details Hide Details His father, who was born Jewish but had converted to Roman Catholicism, hoped that young Richard would become a priest.
  • 1891
    Born
    Born in 1891.
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