Hans Carste

Hans Friedrich August Carste (5 September 1909 in Frankenthal – 11 May 1971 in Bad Wiessee) was a German composer and conductor. He arrived in Berlin in 1931 after working in Vienna and Breslau. He composed film music and as well as songs for the stage. Electrola offered him and his orchestra an exclusive recording contract and he recorded many high quality sides for them. Hans Carste joined the NSDAP in 1933. In 1937 when Ludwig Rüth, the Jewish Band Leader emigrated to South Africa, Hans Carste took up the baton. For some time the Orchestra was still known as the Ludwig (Lewis) Rüth Orchester but acknowledged that Carste was the conductor. Within a short time it became known as the Hans Carste Orchester. In 1942 he was drafted and sent to the Eastern front. He was badly injured and captured by the Red Army. He was released in 1948 and returned to Germany. He became one of the musical directors at Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor (RIAS) radio station in Berlin and once again worked for the stage and the movies. In 1957 he became president of BIEM in Paris. He withdrew from all activities in 1967 due to illness. One of his best-known compositions is the opening tune of the "Tagesschau" - the TV news broadcast.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 5th, 1909 (Frankenthal), Died May 11th, 1971 (Bad Wiessee)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, conductor, songwriter, director

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0RA1829 10-in. 2/12/1937 Das Fensterln in der Nacht Orchester Will Glahé Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0RA2400 10-in. 11/2/1937 Küss mich Kapelle Ludwig Rüth Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, conductor  
Gramophone 0RA2835 10-in. 4/12/1938 Lass die Frau, die dich liebt, niemals weinen Hans Carste ; Kapelle Ludwig Rüth Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio conductor  
Gramophone 0RA3599 10-in. 1939 Zwei Walzer-Potpourri Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Gramophone 0RA3600 10-in. 1939 Zwei Walzer-Potpourri Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Gramophone 0RA3718 10-in. 3/25/1939 Pst, pst, Blondine Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader  
Gramophone 0RA3719 10-in. 1939 Dideldideldum Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Gramophone 0RA3814 10-in. 1939 Maientage Vienna Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Gramophone 0RA3994 10-in. 1939 Dudelsack Hans Carste Orchestra ; Schuricke-Terzett Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Gramophone 0RA3995 10-in. 1939 Lüg nicht, Baby Hans Carste Orchestra ; Schuricke-Terzett Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Gramophone 0RA4146 10-in. 1939 Rosamunde Hans Carste Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with vocal leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carste, Hans," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104806.

Carste, Hans. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104806.

"Carste, Hans." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104806

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