Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester give dance and film music from the 1920s and 1930s a rousing revival.
Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester give dance and film music from the 1920s and 1930s a rousing revival. They specialise in recreating the sound of the 1920s and 1930s, performing songs by the Comedian Harmonists, Robert Stolz, Friedrich Hollaender, Franz Lehar, Theo Mackeben and Irving Berlin and evoke the nostalgic atmosphere that has captured the imaginations for generations and still charms audiences from all over the world performing music from the golden age of song-writing in pre-war Germany. They also feature highlights of the excellent music entertainment tradition of the Americas in the same period. Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester are exquisite interpreters of these tunes, and play them with such precision, jovial vitality and utter perfection that the 80 year old songs sound as fresh and lively as they did when first performed. Max Raabe himself has a distinct and exceptional voice which, added to his looks, makes him seem like the reincarnation of a singer from the Golden Twenties. The song and the show aren’t simply remakes, but wonderful new interpretations, which reveal the timeless modernity of these brilliant works. Recorded live at the Waldbühne Berlin in August 2006, the tours in which they performed for excited audiences all over the world included concerts in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Tokyo, Rome, Paris, Monte Carlo, Moscow and Amsterdam. A bonus film entitled “New York, Rome, Japan” conveys tour impressions introduced and narrated by Max Raabe and a “Photo Album” with atmospheric shots of the ensemble`s performances in China and Berlin.
The Legendary Sound of the Golden Twenties. songs of the Comedian Harmonists, Robert Stolz, Friedrich Hollaender, Franz Lehar, Theo Mackeben, Irving Berlin...
New York, Rome, Japan: Tour impressions introduced and narrated by Max Raabe & Photo Album: Impressions from China and Berlin