50th anniversary of the death of Hans Carste

Born on 5 September 1909 in Lower Austria, Hans Carste had initially begun studying political science and economics in Vienna in 1927, but quickly realised his musical talent was pushing him in a different direction. He transferred to the Vienna Music Academy and later worked at both the Vienna Volksoper and the Breslau Opera before moving to Berlin in 1931. There he wrote mainly film music, led a dance band and was signed by the record company Electrola.

After the war, Carste became head of the entertainment and dance music department at RIAS Berlin in 1949. The Bureau International des Sociétés gérant les Droits d’Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mécanique (BIEM) in Paris elected him president in 1957. Carste fell seriously ill in the early 1970s and spent the last months of his life in Bad Wiessee, where he died on 11 May 1971.

An anthology of songs and hits by Hans Carste for voice and piano was published by Sikorski music publishers under the title “FÜR SIE - von Hans Carste” (For you by Hans Carste).


For you - by Hans Carste
Immortal melodies by the great composer
anthology for voice and piano
SIK 0923

An de Waterkant (On the waterfront)
Du hast bestimmt ein Geheimnis (You definitely have a secret)
Du spielst ‘ne tolle Rolle (You’re playing a great role)
Du trägst ein entzückendes Kleidchen (You’re wearing a lovely little dress)
Ein Tag mit dir (A day with you)
Ho-aho Gayo Gaucho
Ich bin so gern zu Hause (I love being home)
In der Schweiz (In Switzerland)
Küß mich (Bitte, bitte, küß mich) Kiss me (please, please kiss me)
Liebesbrief an Monika (Love letter to Monika)
Nimm dein Herz in acht (Take care of your heart)
Schönes Fräulein, darf ich hoffen? (Beautiful girl, dare I hope)
Schwarze Erde und du (Black earth and you)
Sie will nicht Blumen und nicht Schokolade (She doesn’t want flowers or chocolate)
Viel zu schön ist heut’ die Nacht (Today the night is much too beautiful)

50th anniversary of Hans Carste’s death 
(05.09.1909 – 11.05.1971)
- Festival-Overture and finale for orchestra

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