Jewish Museum in Prague
recordings from 1940-41 (CD, 71 minutes)
Defiance of Fate
with Gabriel Goessel, a gramophone record collector, the Museum has prepared
a treat for jazz fans – the first ever CD issue of recordings of popular
works from 1940-41 arranged by the Jewish musician Fritz Weiss (born 1919,
Prague) one of the leading Prague jazz men of the late 1930s.
Prevented from performing in public after the Nazi occupation of Bohemia and Moravia in 1939, Weiss continued to play, under various pseudonyms, with well-known orchestras, for whom he also often arranged various pieces. This new issue presents his arrangements for the Emil Ludvík Orchestra, with whom he worked closely for two years before being deported to the Terezín ghetto in December 1941. He was later deported to Auschwitz on transport Ek on 28 September 1944, which is the last record of his fate. It is not known when or where he died.
1 Kamil Běhounek
: Na programu máme swing 3:02
Total time 77:11