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Rudolph Schanzer

Rudolf (or Rudolph) Schanzer (12 January 1875 – 1944) was an Austrian playwright and journalist. He is primarily known for the numerous operetta librettos that he wrote for composers such as Leo Fall, Jean Gilbert, Emmerich Kálmán, and Ralph Benatzky. He was born in Vienna and died in Italy where he committed suicide after his arrest by the Gestapo.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1875 (Vienna), Died 1944

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-32788 10-in. 7/22/1925 Wenn Du meine Tante siehst Ivan Frank Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone BK2706 10-in. 1/10/1928 Josef, ach Josef Fritzi Massary ; Max Pallenberg Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone BK2707 10-in. 1/10/1928 Im Liebesfalle Fritzi Massary Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schanzer, Rudolph," accessed August 4, 2021,

Schanzer, Rudolph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from

"Schanzer, Rudolph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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