Joseph Schmidt


Picture of Joseph Schmidt

Joseph Schmidt sings Ein Lied geht um die Welt, with Arthur Preuss
It's from a less-known 1934 Joseph Schmidt film, "Wenn du jung bist, gehört dir die Welt", and Preuss' role is that of the comic tenor. He's playing an elderly Kammersänger performing at an elegant private party, and ironically, what he's singing is one of Schmidt's greatest hits, from an earlier film, "Ein Lied geht um die Welt" (My song goes round the world). Preuss' task in the role of the Kammersänger is to produce a complete failure, musically and vocally. Schmidt is playing the usual son-of-the-housekeeper-gifted-with-a-great-voice-but-no-money, and takes over from the quickly exhausted Kammersänger, making this sort of a Preuss-Schmidt duet (of sorts!).
Joseph Schmidt sings Ki lekach tov natati lachem
In RA Format

Joseph Schmidt sings La Bohème Che gelida manina
In RA Format

Repertory

Radio Broadcast, microphone opera

Die Afrikanerin-Berlin, 18 April 1929
Martha-Berlin, 12 May 1929
Die Stumme von Portici-Berlin, 14 June 1929
Robert der Teufel-Berlin, 22 August 1929
Wilhelm Tell-Berlin, 20 September 1929
Die drei Musketiere-Berlin, 8 October 1929
Louise-Berlin, 10 October 1929
Idomeneo-Berlin, 8 January 1930
Dinorah-Berlin, 7 February 1930
Der Troubadour-Berlin, 21 February 1930
Dom Sebastian von Portugal-Berlin, 17 June 1930
Johann von Paris-Berlin, 1 July 1930
Ein Maskenball-Berlin, 13 August 1930
Die sizilianische Vesper-Berlin, 2 September 1929
Rigoletto-Berlin, 2 October 1930
Benvenuto Cellini-Berlin, 2 December 1930
Bank Ban-Berlin, 19 December 1930
Die Zauberflöte-Berlin, 24 January 1931
Don Carlos-Berlin, 15 March 1931
Das Mädchen as dem goldenen Westen-Berlin, 10 May 1931
Hoffmanns Erzählungen-Berlin, 9 June 1931
Der häusliche Krieg-Berlin, 12 August 1931
La Traviata-Berlin, 27 August 1931
Liebe gut, alles gut-Berlin, 3 September 1931
Die Räuber-Berlin, 11 September 1931
Salome-Berlin, 16 October 1931
1001 Nacht-Berlin, 16 November 1931
Fortunios Lied-Berlin, 12 December 1931
Der Postillon von Lonjumeau-Berlin 7 January 1932
Die beiden Foscari-Berlin, 29 January 1932
Mefistofele-Berlin, 12 February 1932
Boris Godunow-Berlin, 26 February 1932
Die Pantoffeln der Zarin-Berlin, 8 April 1932
Semiramis-Berlin, 17 June 1932
Nadja-Berlin, 21 June 1932
Euryanthe-Berlin, 8 July 1932
Der Liebestrank-Stuttgart, 8 September 1932
Der Barbier von Bagdad-Berlin, 20 February 1933
Der Barbier von Sevilla-Hilversum, 16 October 1933
Die Puritaner-Wien, 20 September 1935

Live appearance

La Bohème-Bruxelles, Monnaie, 19 January 1939
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recordings (Ki lekach tov natati lachem, ein Lied geht um die Welt).
I wish to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the picture and recording (Bohème).
Reference: Alfred A. Fassbind Joseph Schmidt, Ein lied geht um die Welt - Spuren einer Legende, eine Biographie; Schweizer Verlagshaus, Zürich, 1992.

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