On the occasion of Friedrich Hollaender's 125th birthday, the BERLINER VOCAPHONIKER have created their very special revue. No composer and lyricist has shaped German and international cabaret like FRIEDRICH HOLLAENDER.
On the occasion of his 125th birthday, the BERLINER VOCAPHONIKER have created their very special revue, which shows a musical cross-section of the master's enormous oeuvre.
What would Marlene Dietrich be without the songs of “big, little Fritz” (Charlie Chaplin about the only 1.50m tall composer)?
Many other stars of German and international entertainment also sang his songs: Blandine Ebinger, Claire Waldoff, Heinz Rühmann, Comedian Harmonists and later Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Brian Ferry, Milva, Eartha Kitt and even the Beatles!
The Berliner Vocaphoniker offer an entertaining revue cabaret songs from the 20s as well as tango & waltz, swing hits & Hollywood film melodies alternate with boogie woogie and Berlin snout - all with an ironic wink and a furious costume battle.
The program follows a chronology of the composer and author's artistic work. After a furious musical prelude, "Songs of a Poor Girl" begin, which Friedrich Hollaender wrote to his then lover and later first wife Blandine Ebinger in the early 1920s - or rather to the heart and soul of Berlin. Other big and successful cabaret hits of the mid and late 1920s follow: Don't always look at the tango violinist!
The next highlight are the songs that made him world famous at the end of the 20s and established his international reputation as a film composer: "I'm from head to toe", "I'm the dashing Lola", "If I could make a wish" and much more . Swing hits like “You leave me breathless” and songs from the Billy Wilder classic “A Foreign Affair” can be heard from his Hollywood time: “Black Market” and “In the Ruins of Berlin”.
Ultimately, you can hear the songs that Holländer composed after his return to Germany, such as: B. a Boogie Woogie from the film “The Haunted Castle in the Spessart” and the legendary cabaret classic “Stroganoff”.
The ensemble not only offers a feast for the ears, variety is also the trump card when it comes to appearance.
The theater is open from 6:00 p.m.