Every now and then, maybe once or twice a year is enough, I feel the need to hear some German Schlager. So this Sunday Music is “Die Capri-Fischer”, a smash hit of the 1950s in Western Germany. The song was written and composed in the 1940s, but when it was ready to be released Capri was already taken by the Americans, so Goebbels did not allow it on air. We hear it interpreted by tenor Rudi SCHURICKE (1913-1973) (Ger.), a great success for him when the record was published 1949.
So grab a glass of Chianti, light a candle and allow five minutes of cloying sentimentality. Modern interprets are not a patch on the original’s pathos.
Have a good week.