Marty Symes

2021-10-08T09:58:25+02:00Oktober 8th, 2021|

Marty Symes was an American lyricist.

Symes was born in Brooklyn New York in 1904. His first significant collaborator was composer Jerry Livingston. In 1932 they wrote “Darkness on the Delta”, which became a hit for Mildred Bailey. The next year the Casa Loma Orchestra recorded their “Under a Blanket of Blue” and “It’s the Talk of the Town”, both co-written with Al J. Neiburg.

In 1936, Symes wrote the lyrics for Isham Jones’s hit “There Is No Greater Love”. It has been recorded by Guy Lombardo, Billie Holiday, Al Hibbler and many other artists and is considered a jazz standard.

Nino Rota used Symes’s “I Have But One Heart”, composed by Johnny Farrow, in the 1972 film The Godfather.

Symes died in Forest Hills, New York in 1953.

Source: Wikipedia

Ellen Brandt-Forster

2021-10-08T09:23:33+02:00Oktober 7th, 2021|

Ellen Brandt-Forster, also Ellen Forster-Brandt was an Austrian operatic soprano.

She received vocal training from Marie Louise Dustmann-Meyer, made her debut in Danzig as “Margarethe” (Faust, 1885) and was engaged at the court opera in 1887 (May 1, 1887 to April 30, 1906; debut May 6, 1887; chamber singer 1897).

Forster was an excellent interpreter of Richard Wagner and Mozart, but also had great success in the concert hall (especially with Hugo Wolf songs).