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, Carste was drafted and sent to the Eastern Front. He was badly injured and captured by the Red Army. Released in 1948, he returned to Germany, becoming one of the musical directors at Rundfunk im amerikanischen Sektor (RIAS) radio station in Berlin, and once again working for the stage and movies. In 1957, he became president of the Bureau International de l'Edition Mecanique (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. He also composed the music for the song "Du spielst 'ne tolle Rolle", which was recorded by the Andrews Sisters and Nat King Cole, with English lyrics by Charles Tobias, as "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer".

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1940

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

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 0RA2398 10-in. 11/2/1937 Im Radio gibt es heute Tanzmusik Hans Carste ; Orchester Ludwig Rüth Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal quartet conductor  
Gramophone 0RA2400 10-in. 11/2/1937 Küss mich Kapelle Ludwig Rüth Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, conductor  
Gramophone 0RA2523 10-in. 12/11/1937 'Traum Annemarie Hans Carste ; Orchester Ludwig Rüth Jazz/dance band, with vocal conductor  
Gramophone 0RA2524 10-in. 12/11/1937 Keine Rose ohne Dornen Hans Carste ; Orchester Ludwig Rüth Jazz/dance band, with vocal conductor, songwriter  
Gramophone 0RA2691 10-in. 2/23/1938 Glückliche Menschen Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Gramophone 0RA2692 10-in. 2/23/1938 Ein Walzer aus Wien Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Gramophone 0RA2726 10-in. 3/9/1938 Ja, das Soldatenherz Hans Carste ; Orchester Ludwig Rüth Instrumental ensemble director  
Gramophone 0RA2727 10-in. 3/9/1938 Froh und heiter Orchester Ludwig Rüth Instrumental ensemble director  
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 0RA3388 10-in. November 1938 So kann das ruhig weitergeh'n Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal leader, songwriter  
Gramophone 0RA3403 10-in. 1938 Sonntagskinder Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Gramophone 0RA3404 10-in. 1938 Münchner Kindl Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
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 0RA3633 10-in. 1939 Wenn der Toni mit der Vroni Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal 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 0RA3813 10-in. 1939 Harlequin 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 0RA4145 10-in. before 4/26/1940 Am Abend auf der Heide Hans Carste Orchestra Jazz/dance band conductor  
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 May 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104806.

Carste, Hans. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104806.

"Carste, Hans." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 May 2024.

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