Ernst Fischer (composer)

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Ernst Fischer (10 April 1900 – 10 July 1975) was a German organist, pianist and composer of light music both for piano and for orchestra.

He became well-known to radio listeners all over the world from the 1930s to 1960s. Although he wrote numerous piano pieces, perhaps his most famous work is the orchestral suite, Südlich der Alpen (South of the Alps). He was also well known as the performer on the Grand Odeon organ; he performed under the name of Marcel Palotti, between 1930 and 1937.

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