Sunday, January 10, 2021

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Norbert Schultze


Norbert Arnold Wilhelm Richard Schultze was born on January 26, 1911 in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany. He was a prolific German composer of film musix and a member of the NSDAP and of Joseph Goebbels' staff during World War II. He is best remembered for having written the melody of the WWII classic "Lili Marleen”, which was originally a poem from the 1915 book Die kleine Hafenorgel by Hans Leip.

Other works were the operas Schwarzer Peter and Das kalte Herz, the musical Käpt'n Bye-Bye, from which comes the evergreen "Nimm' mich mit, Kapitän, auf die Reise" ("Take me Travelling, Captain"), as well as numerous films, such as “Die Mädels vom Immenhof (1955).

Pseudonyms used by Schultze include Frank Norbert, Peter Kornfeld, and Henri Iversen.

Norbert Schultze died in Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany pm October 4, 2002.

SCHULTZE, Norbert (aka Frank Norbert, Peter Kornfeld, Henri Iversen) (Norbert Arnold Wilhelm Richard Schultze) [1/26/1911, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany – 10/4/2002, Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany] – director, writer, composer, songwriter, musician (piano), married to actress Vera Spohr (Frida Vera Spohr) (1932-1943) father of four children, married to writer, actress, singer Iwa Wanja (Iwanka Jana Kiewa) [1905–1991] (1943-1991) father of director, actor Norbert Schultze Jr. [1942-    ], composer, actor Kristian Schultze (Kristian Wladimir Schultze) [1945–2011], married to Brigitta Salvatori (1992- 2002).

Gold in New Frisco – 1939

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