Granichstaedten, Bruno

COMPOSER, AUTHOR (AUSTRIA)
BORN 1 Sep 1879, Wien - DIED 30 May 1944, New York City, New York
BIRTH NAME Granichstaedten, Bruno Bernhardt
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 46, Nummer 31)

Bruno Granichstaedten was the son of the lawyer Emil Granichstaedten who became a theatre critic and dramatist in later years. Bruno studied music under Salomon Jadassohn in Leipzig. He held theatre engagements in Erfurt and Mannheim before he became third musical director at the Court Theatre in Munich. His support fro Frank Wedekind and his involvement in the cabaret Die Elf Scharfrichter led to his dismissal from the Court Theatre.

In 1905 he returned to Vienna. In 1908 his first operetta "Bub oder Mädel" was staged. "Auf Befehl der Kaiserin" (1915) was a success and "Der Orlow" (1925, Theater an der Wien) was his best known operetta. He wrote music for several movies and the song "Zuschau’n kann i net" for "Im Weißen Rößl" (1930) by Ralph Benatzky.

He was a Jew and in 1938 he had to leave Austria. The singer Betty Fischer helped him emigrate to the USA. There he worked as a pianist in night bars. He died in 1944 in New York City but he was buried in Vienna.

Related persons
• was helped by Fischer, Betty

Images

The grave of Bruno Granichstaedten at the Hietzinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Aug 2016)

 

Sources
Bruno Granichstaedten – Wikipedia


Grassi, Franz Dominic

Published: 05 Dec 2021
Last update: 20 Apr 2022