In RA Format
| Heinz Matthei sings ||Schwarzer Peter: Medley , with Hanns-Heinz Nissen and Lore Hoffmann
Heinz Matthei - again, this is the only record I've ever seen by him, and I cannot tell anything
about him. The opera "Schwarzer Peter", however, is VERY interesting - this is a children's opera
by Norbert Schultze, the composer of "Lili Marleen"! The Nazis pushed this opera to some
popularity, not because of the plot of the opera, obviously (it's a fairy tale), but because
of Schultze's then excellent relationship with the regime - he fell from grace later,
thanks to "Lili Marleen", which was considered by Goebbels to demoralize German martiality.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recording and notes.