Harry Lenk

Hans Lengsfelder (October 19, 1903 in Vienna, Austria – February 6, 1979 in Hallandale Beach, Florida) was a composer and playwright who also wrote under the pen name(s): H.J. Lengsfelder, Harry Lenk and John Peters. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1939. He had mixed success with his Broadway musical comedies, but had considerable success with his songs.

Friends with Paramount Pictures A.J and Barney Balaban, Hans Lengsfelder was introduced by the Balabans to Joan Cohen Lengsfelder, whom he married November 10, 1942. The couple had two sons: Documentary filmmaker, TV writer/director and suspense/thriller novelist Peter (PG) Lengsfelder author of BEAUTIFUL TO THE BONE, A BOUNTY OF BONE, and OUR SONG, MEMENTO MORI, and experimental filmmaker John Lengsfelder, whose interactive film, "BLIND DATE," met with critical acclaim.

In addition to the Duke Ellington jazz standard Perdido (written by Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake and Lengsfelder), which has been recorded by more than 30 musicians (including Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, Art Tatum, Quincy Jones and Dave Brubeck), Hans Lengsfelder's songs and plays are still performed in Europe."Sag' Beim Abschied Leise Servus", recorded in the U.S. by Josephine Baker, Gloria Lynne and others, is still considered a classic in Europe. He is also known for his lyrics to "Eine kleine Fruhlingsweise" after A. Dvorak's Humoresques, Op. 101

Birth and Death Data: Born October 19, 1903, Died February 6, 1979

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-058238 10-in. 12/9/1940 Es lebt der Karpfen im See Reinhold Klein ; Victor Brass Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058241 10-in. 12/9/1940 Mutter Reinhold Klein ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058243 10-in. 12/9/1940 Dort wo im Tal eine alte Mühle geht Reinhold Klein ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058244 10-in. 12/9/1940 Was hat denn die Mutter im Kochtopf drin? Reinhold Klein ; Victor Brass Band Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble (take 1); Instrumental ensemble (take 2) songwriter  
Victor BS-058245 10-in. 12/9/1940 Kennen sie den Lehmann? Reinhold Klein ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058260 10-in. 12/11/1940 Ich bin ein flotter Student Charlie Brock ; Adolf Morgens ; Rheinland Quartett Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058261 10-in. 12/11/1940 Der Strassenmyusikant Charlie Brock ; Adolf Morgens ; Rheinland Quartett Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058262 10-in. 12/11/1940 Johanna's Lieb und Leid Charlie Brock ; Adolf Morgens ; Rheinland Quartett Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058263 10-in. 12/11/1940 Mädel zeig mir ob du singen kannst! Charlie Brock ; Adolf Morgens ; Rheinland Quartett Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-058762 10-in. 1/7/1941 Pound your table Henri René Musette Orchestra Instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-063474 10-in. 4/10/1941 Es ist nicht für lang Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063475 10-in. 4/10/1941 Halli-hallo-halli Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063476 10-in. 4/10/1941 Huehnerhof Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063477 10-in. 4/10/1941 Ludwig, Ludwig Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Jazz/dance band, with male tenor vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-063478 10-in. 4/10/1941 Die Postkutsche Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063479 10-in. 4/10/1941 Das Kreuz bei der Fichte Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-063480 10-in. 4/10/1941 Scherenschleifers Serenade Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Jazz/dance band, with male tenor vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-063481 10-in. 4/10/1941 Wenn der Kuckuck ruft Johann Rexeis ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-065066 10-in. 4/29/1941 Pound your table polka (One more chorus) Barry Sisters ; Sammy Meade's Orchestra Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-067553 10-in. 8/12/1941 Halli-hallo-halli Magnante's Accordion Band Accordion quartet, with guitar and string bass songwriter  
Victor BS-068776 10-in. 1/6/1942 Des Müllers Töchterlein Hans Reimar ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-068778 10-in. 1/6/1942 Rutschbahn Hans Reimar ; Victor Tanzorchester Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor E2FB-5602 10-in. 2/8/1952 Perdido Pérez Prado Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lenk, Harry," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113655.

Lenk, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113655.

"Lenk, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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