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Na przyszly sezon Komische Oper w Berlinie ma zaplanowany revival Spolianskyego, wiec my tez nie mozemy pozostac w tyle, prawda?
Mischa Spolianski, rodem z Bialogestoku, przed wojna jeden z najslynniejszych kompozytorow i pianistow kabaretowych w Berlinie, autor wielu szlagierow i muzyki do wielu filmow.
na tym klipie gra piosenke z filmu My song for you

Mischa SPOLIANSKI was a pianist and composer of a Jewish-Polish origin. He was born in Białystok in Poland to the family of the opera singer. When Spolianski was a boy, the family moved to Warsaw and then to Kalisz, Poland, where his father got engagement in local opera theatre. The sudden death of Mischa’s mother broke the wholeness of the family, Mischa Spoliansky left home and went to Vienna and later to Dresden, where he started his musical education. When the 1st World War broke out in 1914, Spoliansky went to Berlin, where his brother worked as a cellist. In Berlin, Spoliansky worked as a pianist in café for the Russian white emigrants and continued his musical education at the renowned Stern’sches Konservatorium. Once, famous pianist and composer Victor Hollaender and composer Werner Richard Heymann heard him play and invited him to perform and write for the literary cabaret “Schall und Rauch” which Max Reinhardt had founded in the basement of the Große Schauspielhaus, in 1919. Spoliansky set the texts of Kurt Tucholsky, Klabund, Joachim Ringelnatz, and accompanied stars such as Margo Lion, Paul O’Montis, Rosa Valetti and Trude Hesterberg. In 1920 under the pseudonym “Arno Billing” he composed the melody for the first homosexual anthem called Das lila Lied, which he dedicated to Magnus Hirschfeld. In 1925 Spoliansky accompanied Richard Tauber in several excellent recordings, including Schubert’s “Winterreise”. In Spoliansky’s revue Es liegt in der Luft in 1928 Marlene Dietrich performed and one year later she would be discovered in Spoliansky’s another revue “Zwei Krawatten” by Josef von Sternberg, who was searching for the leading actress for his film Der Blaue Engel/The Blue Angel. In 1933 Spoliansky emigrated from Germany to London, where he began a second career as a film composer. His naturalization as a British national succeeded in large part thanks to a song “Heute Nacht Oder Nie” sung by the world famous Polish tenor Jan Kiepura in the film Das Lied einer Nacht (1932), which made Spoliansky world renowned. He also continued writing for Marlene Dietrich and Paul Robeson, however, among his very best songs were the four that he wrote for Paul Robeson (The Canoe Song, Love Song, Congo Lullabye and The Killing Song featured in the British films Sanders of the River in 1935). Spoliansky died in London in 1985.

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