Jewish Museum in Prague

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Unique recordings from 1940-41 (CD, 71 minutes)

In Defiance of Fate
Fritz Weiss and his arrangements for the Emil Ludvík Orchestra,

In association 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.

You can order the CD by email sales(z)jewishmuseum.cz, or via the Museum’s website

 

Play list

1 Kamil Běhounek : Na programu máme swing 3:02
2 Emil Ludvík : V lednu je máj 3:15
3 Teddy Powell : Snake Charmer 2:32
4 Emil Ludvík : Končí den 2:22
5 Kahn-Erdman-Meyers: Nobody's Sweetheart 3:15
6 Hoagy Carmichael: Star dust 3:00
7 Emil Ludvík: Slzy na poduškách 2:59
8 Emil Ludvík: Hledám polibek tvůj 3:20
9 E. Ryerson : Boston Tea Party 2:43
10 Washington-Lara: Tropical Nights 3:00
11 Julius Fučík : Vjezd gladiátorů 2:36
12 Jan Hammer : Zamknu si dnešní den 3:20
13 Emil Ludvík : Mořská nemoc 2:44
14 Petr Kareš : Probuzen ze sna 3:21
15 Emil Ludvík : Haló 832-12 2:34
16 Emil Ludvík : Rytmus v patách 2:33
17 Jiří Traxler : Honba za písničkou 2:49
18 Petr Kareš : Smutný je den 3:18
19 Emil Ludvík : Rytmus v patách 2:19
20 Emil Ludvík : Kdyby slunce zhaslo 3:17
21 Emil Ludvík : Slzy na poduškách 3:11
22 Emil Ludvík : Sem a tam 2:31
23 Petr Kareš : Měsíc šibal 3:17
24 Petr Kareš : Nikomu ani muk 2:18
25 Emil Ludvík: Hvězda má mi poví 3:18
26 Petr Kareš : Daleká cesta 3:18

Total time 77:11

 

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