Gerhard Bronner: Der g´schupfte Ferdl#
A universally-talented composer, musician and Cabaret
actor, Gerhard Bronner (1922 Vienna) started an unusual
career on the stage and in radio after returning to
Austria from exile in 1948. One of his most popular
chansons, Der g'schupfte Ferdl (1952), a parody
in Viennese dialect that effectively uses music and acting (and
therefore becomes universal), tells the tale of the Vienna original
Ferdinand Valek whose criminal record covered fifty-two convictions and
who the composer once encountered in a Viennese bar.
Typical Viennese elements are subtly
expressed in the melody, the sensitive harmony and the
special nuances that the actor-singer must supply
himself. The illustration shows Bronner at the time of
his first successful appearances in Vienna. (M. Saary)
© Sound: 1992 Preiser Records, Austro Mechana MONO 90135 Nr.2, Interpreten: Gerhard Bronner (Gesang, Klavier).