Anton Profes

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Anton Profes (born March 26, 1896 in Leitmeritz , Bohemia , † August 22, 1976 in Salzburg ) was an Austrian pop and film composer .

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He studied musicology in Prague . From 1916 he was Kapellmeister in Karlsbad , Dortmund , Elberfeld , Königsberg , Stuttgart , Hamburg and Berlin . From 1921 he worked independently as a pop composer. His success titles include My sweetheart wants to go sailing with me on Sunday , Buy yourself a colorful balloon and What is Maier doing in the Himalayas? .

From 1930 he was also the composer for a total of over 100 sound films . Best known is his wistful, sometimes “sweet” opening music to the Sissi trilogy (1955–1957, directed by Ernst Marischka ).

In 1962 he opened the Weingartl restaurant in Salzburg. In 1973 he was honored with the “Old City Seal” of the City of Salzburg. In 1976 he was awarded the title of professor by the Austrian Federal President Rudolf Kirchschläger .


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  • Monika Kornberger: Profes, Anton Franz Josef. In: Oesterreichisches Musiklexikon . Online edition, Vienna 2002 ff., ISBN 3-7001-3077-5 ; Print edition: Volume 4, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 2005, ISBN 3-7001-3046-5 .
  • Stefan Schmidl, Monika Kröpfl: ideal and export items. Considerations about the audiovisual structure of “Sissi”. In: Stefan Schmidl (ed.): The arts of the post-war period. Music, literature and fine arts in Austria. Böhlau, Vienna / Cologne / Weimar 2013, pp. 77–85.

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