Rainhard Fendrich: Strada del Sole#
Just a few years after he began an
acting career, Rainhard Fendrich (1955 Vienna) began his international
career as a singer with the song Strada del Sole (1981) (musical
example). It shows his intimate knowledge of the Viennese mentality
and the ability to eloquently comment on unacceptable behavior, which
is underlined musically. Fendrich (Illustration, Rainhard Fendrich
1996) has managed to fascinate his audience with up-to-date subjects
expressed in good songs (for example, 1990 I am from Austria) and
even to find access to Serious music by working with the Vienna
Symphony Orchestra. In the meantime he has been successful in
show-business (television programs: Nix is fix, Herzblatt), as
the composer of film music and star of the television series
Froehlich geschieden (Happily Divorced)(1996). (M. Saary)
© Sound: 1987 Polygram Stereo 833 067-2, Interpreten: Rainhard Fendrich und Ensemble.
© Picture: Rainhard Fendrich.