Talk:Comedian Harmonists

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If I'm not mistaken, the song "Hallo, was machst Du heut', Daisy?" is the German language version of "You - You're Driving Me Crazy" (you can listen to a 1930 English language version at http://www.pcdon.com/page90.html . Currently this title seems to have been translated back into English as "Hello, What Are You Doing Today, Daisy?". As I said, if I'm not mistaken. Is that intended? Should we leave it like that? <KF> 08:51, Oct 25, 2004 (UTC)

"Hallo, was machst Du heut', Daisy?" is listed as such on multiple Comedian Harmonist CDs currently available (e.g., [1] and [2]). I'm guessing it's intended based on that. Simoes 15:34, 25 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't understand any part of your answer. I know the German language song and its title very well, and have never doubted that it is correct. But what does "It's intended based on that" mean?
To give another example, the TV series The Avengers was called Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone in the version dubbed in German. Would it make any sense to translate that back into With Umbrella, Charm, and Bowler Hat? <KF> 19:41, Oct 31, 2004 (UTC)
Absolutely not. In fact I am not sure that English translations of the German titles are helpful at all, really. And they are rather clunky; I mean to say, "Veronika, de Lenz ist da" becomes Veronika, Spring is here. Not very lyrical is it. Time to do a bit of improvement, I think. Afterbrunel (talk) 17:07, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

" Erich Collin, who joined the group in 1929 as a replacement for the original second tenor Walter Nüssbaum, besides acting as the secretary of the group (he spoke seven languages) had a musicianship which allowed him to secure the most awkward and crucial harmonic moments with complete accuracy, whilst the silver-voiced Ari Leschnikoff quickly became a household name for his ability to sing a top part out of the reach of most comparable tenors: he was said to be able to sing a top F on the treble stave without using any falsetto." It is a quiet long sentence, isn't it? Can somebody change it? 84.56.212.64 00:33, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

after the war[edit]

it would be interesting to know if the members reconciled after the war, or if that was even necessary - were the non-jewish members pro-hitler at all? Even if not, were there bad feelings because of the split, and the replacements, etc?

To me, the story of how they individually handled the aftermath, their feelings about each other, what they did until their deaths, etc. would be more interesting than the story of them together as a group.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Jafafa Hots (talkcontribs)

Cross language linking[edit]

there exist articles in the German version of Wikipedia that offer brief biographies of the members of the group. Can those be brought to the English side or should a link be established to the more-likely-to-be-maintained German version? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 170.200.128.10 (talk) 17:22, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

History section removed[edit]

An anon tagged the article with {{unreferenced}}, and so I fixed the problem by removing the history section, which was probably the main attractor of the tag. It's unfortunate that there is no widespread biographical material on the group. Simões (talk/contribs) 00:33, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Why cleanup[edit]

  • no wikilinks
  • style issues Manderiko 03:57, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism?[edit]

I think the correct name of the band was "Das Meistersextett", not "Meistersexxxtett". --92.227.141.226 (talk) 09:27, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

 Done . DTBone (talk) 16:08, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Fear of internment[edit]

The article currently contains the unsourced statement "Fearing internment if they stayed abroad, however, they eventually returned home amid bitter internal disputes." Where does this come from? And what internment were they afraid of? They were in a number of countries, such as the US, who I don't think had any internment for foreigners. (Not until Internment of Japanese Americans, which was only much later. I know that the US didn't make it easy for Jews to immigrate; even Einstein got so frustrated that he lost his temper, saying "If I am to enter your country as a suspect, I don't want to go at all."(Walter Isaacson: Einstein, his life and universe, Simon & Schuster, 2008, p. 400) - but that was mainly because of the Red Scare.) — Sebastian 00:39, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

The text was inserted by user:Peterworsley in this edit. — Sebastian 00:41, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

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