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Bruno Granichstaedten

1879 - 1944

The filmcomposer Bruno Granichstaedten studied music by Salomon Jadassohn in Leipzig. He began his artistic career as an actor at theaters in Erfurt and Mannheim before he was engaged as a bandmaster at the Hoftheater in Munich.

Afterwards he appeared at cabarets before he wrote his first operetta "Bub oder Mädel" (08) as a composer.
It soon followed other operettas, among them "Auf Befehl der Kaiserin" (15) and "Der Orlow" (25). For some of his operettas he also wrote the libretto.

To his other operettas belong "Wein, Weib und Gesang" (09), "Lolotte" (10), "Majestät Mimi" (11), "Casimirs Himmelfahrt" (11), "Die verbotene Stadt" (13), "Der Kriegsberichterstatter" (14), "Walzerliebe" (18), "Das alte Lied" (18), "Indische Nächte" (21), "Die Bacchusnacht" (23), "Glück bei Frauen" (23), "Das Schwalbennest" (26), "Evelyne" (27), "Reklame! oder Der Dollar rollt!" (30) and "Sonili" (39).

Bruno Granichstaedten got in touch with the film business in 1927 when his operetta "Der Orlow" was filmed. He wrote the screenplay for this movie.
It followed other screenplays for "Die Försterchristl" (31), "Walzerparadies" (31), "Paris-Méditerranée" (32), "Die verliebte Firma" (32), "Zwei in einem Auto" (32) and "Der Diamant des Zaren" (32).

Brno Granichstaedten was also active as a filmcomposer and he wrote the music for the productions "Die Försterchristl" (31), "Walzerparadies" (31), "Paris-Méditerranée" (32), "Die verliebte Firma" (32), "Zwei in einem Auto" (32), "Goldblondes Mädchen, ich schenk Dir mein Herz" (32) and "Der Diamant des Zaren" (32).

Beside it he also wrote songs, among them "Zuschau'n kann i net" for the operetta "Im Weissen Rössl" of the composer Ralph Benatzky.

His career came to an end when Austria joined the German Reich. As a jew he was no longer able to work and he emigrated to the USA. There he was not able to continue his career as a composer.