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UMS Concert Program, April 2, 1958: Seventy-ninth Annual Choral Union Concert Series -- Capt. Julius Herrmann

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Season: 1957-1958
Concert: Tenth
Complete Series: 3234
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
Tenth Concert 1957-1958 Complete Series 3234
Seventy-ninth Annual
Choral Union Concert Series
Under the Patronage oj His Excellency Julius Raab, Chancellor of Austria
GRINZING SCHRAMMEL ENSEMBLE Conductor: Pepi (Josef) Wichart
Soloists Hedy Fassler, Soubrette {Soprano)
Erwin von Gross, Tenor
Gertrude Freedmann, Soprano
Karl Jancik, Zither Soloist
(Boys and Girls of the Vienna Woods)
Director: Professor Josef Wolfgang Ziegler
Conductor: Dr. Norbert Balatsch
Wednesday Evening, April 2, 1958, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Radetzky March........Johann Strauss, Sr.
One of the most famous Austrian military marches composed by Johann Strauss, Sr., on the occasion of the victories of Field Marshal Radetzky in Italy.
Erzherzog Albrecht Marsch (Archduke Albrecht March) . Karl Komzak Like many other Austrian composers of light music Karl Komzak, known by his waltz "Badner Madln" (Girls of Baden), also composed military marches. Archduke Albrecht was a famous Austrian general.
Hofball in Schonbrunn (Court Ball in
Schonbrunn).......arr. Julius Herrmann
Potpourri consisting of the most beautiful melodies of Vienna: "Artist's Polonaise" by Julius Herrmann, "Come In" by Carl Michael Ziehrer, "Wine, Woman and Song" by Johann Strauss, "Burghers of Vienna" by Carl Michael Ziehrer, "Treasure Waltz" from "The Gypsy Baron" by Johann Strauss, "My Career of Life Is Love and Joy" by Josef Strauss.
The court ball at Schonbrunn was one of the biggest social events of the season during the period of the Emperors. The leading Viennese composers of waltzes, such as Johann Strauss, Josef Strauss, and Carl Michael Ziehrer, wrote their most beautiful compositions for this climax of the carnival of Vienna.
Kaiserjagermarsch (March of the Emperor's
Riflemen).........Karl Muhlberger
One of the regiments of oldest tradition of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy was
the Emperor's Riflemen. Each regiment took pride in distinguishing itself from others
by a special march.
Deutschmeisteb Band
Gumpoldskirchner Kindermarsch (Children's
March)........Josef Wolfgang Ziegler
The Children's Choir originated from the school choir of the small village of Gumpoldskirchen, one of the most famous wine making places of Austria, situated on the slope of the Wienerwald (forest of Vienna). Boys and girls meet for singing during their spare hours.
G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales of the
Vienna Woods)........Johann Strauss
Thousands of Viennese are attracted each Sunday by the forest of Vienna, the hills, vineyards and woods of which surround the city. In this waltz Johann Strauss has kept alive the stories nature tells to the tired people of a big city.
Tiroler Buben (Tyrolian Boys) .... Austrian National Song
Each province of Austria has a vast treasure of national songs as different from each other as the landscape itself.
Gumpoldskirchner Children's Choir
Unter der lachenden Sonne (Under the Laughing Sun) . Karl Eisele
March of the most beautiful and best known popular songs: "Hinaus in die Feme" (Let Us Go Far Away), "Lang, lang ist's her" (It Was a Long Time Ago), "Wer will unter die Soldaten" (Who Wants to Join the Army), "Ach wie ist's mbglich dann" (Oh, How Is It Possible Then), "Muss i denn, muss i denn zum Stadtle hinaus" (Must I Leave This Beautiful City).
Local concerts by Austrian military bands were very popular with the population and many composers have written their best melodies for these concerts.
Deutschmeister Band
Waltz from "Die lustige Witwe" (The Merry Widow) . Franz Lehar
This waltz by Franz Lehar, one of the most famous composers of operettas after Johann Strauss, is played by a Schrammel ensemble. Schrammel quartets or trios, insti?tuted first by the composer Josef Schrammel in the past century, are small orchestras playing for guests in the numerous bars of Grinzing and Sievering, suburbs of Vienna. Grinzing Schrammel Ensemble
Gibt's in Wien a Hetz, a Draherei (There Is Much Fun in Vienna),
from "Friihling im Prater" (Spring in the Prater) . Robert Stolz
This song comes from an operetta by Robert Stolz who has become very popular in the United States for his concerts of Viennese music.
Hedy Fassler and Schrammeln
Leise, ganz leise (Gently, Most Gently), from
"Ein Walzertraum" (Waltz Dream) .... Oscar Straus
The operetta "'Ein Walzertraum" made the composer, Oscar Straus, famous over?night and has attained world-wide success.
Erwin von Gross and Schrammeln
Ich tanz mit dir ins Himmelreich (I Am Dancing to Heaven
with You), from "Der Zigeunerprimas" (Sari) . Emerich Kalman
The operetta of Vienna owes the new period of greatest perfection after Johann Strauss and Franz Lehar to the Hungarian Emerich Kalman and his operettas, "Sari," "Countess Maritza" and "Csardas Princess."
Hedy Fassler and Erwin von Gross with Schrammeln
Servus Wien (How Do You Do, Vienna) .... Nico Dostal
A potpourri of immortal Viennese melodies which have gone around the world celebrating Vienna, its people and landscape in song: "Wien wird bei Nacht erst schon" (Vienna Gets Beautiful at Night Only) by Robert Stolz, "Mei Muatterl war a Weanerin" (My Dear Mother Was a Viennese Girl) by Ludwig Gruber, "Friihlingsluft" (Spring Breezes) by Josef Strauss, "Er soil dein Herr sein" (He Shall Be Thy Lord) from the operetta "Der Bettlestudent" (The Pauper Student) by Carl Millocker, The Military March by Franz Schubert, The Aviator's March by Franz Dostal, and the finale to music by Herrmann and Nico Dostal.
Mir san vom k.u.k. (We Are the Boys of the Imperial and Royal
Regiment) Deutschmeister March . . August Wilhelm Jurek
The Deutschmeister was the local regiment of Vienna. Its famous regimental band, among whose leaders was Carl M. Ziehrer, played for the changing of the guard of the imperial palace.
Deutschmeister Band
Deutschmeister March.....August Wilhelm Jurek
This march too belonged to the traditional repertoire of the military bands of Austria.
Deutschmeister Band
Draussen in Sievering blueht schon der Flieder (Out in Sievering
the Lilac Is Already in Bloom).....Johann Strauss
arr. Oscar Staller A little romantic song about the outskirts of Vienna.
Gertrude Freedmann with Schrammeln
Im weissen Rossi (In the White Horse Inn)
This operetta, called the first Austrian musical, was composed in collaboration by Robert Stolz, Ralph Benatzky and Bruno Granichstaedten. The "White Horse" is an inn on Lake Wolfgang in Salzburg.
Zuschaun kann ich nicht (I Cannot Look On)
Es muss was Wunderbares sein (It Must Be Wonderful)
Im weissen Rossi (In the White Horse Inn)
Deutschmeister Band Hedy Fassler and Erwin von Gross
Harry Lime Theme.........Anton Karas
This song has become famous through the film "The Third Man" made in Vienna. Anton Karas is a zither player in a Grinzing bar.
Waltz in A-flat major.......Johannes Brahms
Karl Jancik, Zither Soloist
Frohsinn aus Oesterreich (Cheerfulness from Austria) . Oskar Fetras Popular Austrian round dances.
Children's Dance Group with Deutschmeister Band
Holzhackerbuam (Woodcutter Boys) Alpine March . Josef F. Wagner
Lumbermen are called woodcutters in the Austrian Alpine regions. They match their strength on the eve of a holiday by woodcutting, and the one who fells the tree first is winner.
Deutschmeister Band
Das Fiakerlied (The Cabman's Song).....Gustav Pick
This is the song of an Austrian cabman who tells us he cannot leave his cab and horses. In the last verse he has a vision that his coffin will be taken to the cemetery by his own cab and horses.
Erwin von Gross with Schrammeln
Wien, Wien nur du allein (It's You Alone,
Vienna).........Rudolf Sieczynski
Composing was the hobby of Dr. Rudolf Sieczynski, a high government official of Austria, who died a few years ago. Of his hundreds of songs, this, the most famous, was written at the Cobenzl, the well-known restaurant deep in the Vienna woods. Hedy Fassler with Children's Choir and Schrammeln
Prinz Eugen Marsch (Prince Eugene March) ... A. Leonhardt
Prince Eugene of Savoy, the great general of the 18th century, continues to be the Austrian hero who put an end to the Turkish danger by his victory at Belgrade.
Der alte Trommler (The Old Drummer) . . . Julius Herrmann
Julius Herrmann composed this march for his old drummer who died a few years ago at the age of eighty. He had been drummer with the Deutschmeister ever since he was a young boy.
Excerpt from "Kaiserwalzer" (Waltz dedicated to
the Emperor).........Johann Strauss
The traditional Opera Ball of Vienna, which was the most important ball of the carnival, was opened by the "Kaiserwalzer" during the imperial period. Johann Strauss composed it for his ruler.
O du mein Oesterreich (My Austria) .... Franz von Suppe
with the entire ensemble:
Hymn to his beloved Austria by Franz von Suppe. Deutschmeister Band
The Deutschmeister Band records for Angel and Westminster.

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