Hansl Schmid

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Monument in the Türkenschanzpark
Memorial plaque in Redtenbachergasse 45
Hansl Schmid's tomb in the Ottakringer Friedhof

Hansl Schmid (born December 1, 1897 in Vienna ; † December 31, 1987 there ; actually Johann Schmid ) was an interpreter of the Wienerlied before and after the Second World War . He is also more often referred to as "The Last Lord of the Viennese Song".

Live and act

Hans Schmid was born on December 1, 1897 in Ottakring at Redtenbachergasse 45. There is now a memorial plaque on the house where he was born.

Schmid, a trained businessman, began appearing in various Viennese Heurigen restaurants as early as the 1920s .

Due to its existing popularity as well as its expertise as Wienerlied Artist 1940 Schmid was friends for a spontaneous, high gentlemen favoring lecture in a wine tavern in the Vienna-Döblinger Schreiberweg called, where he to Joseph Goebbels and the Berlin met accompaniment. At the end of the Fiaker song accompanied by Schrammel musicians, the Propaganda Minister asked who the beautiful song was from. Schmid's self-testified reply, From a Jew , Goebbels is said to have ignored.

In December 1945 Schmid appeared in a series of concerts in the company of the (Faltl-) Kemmeter-Schrammeln in the Wiener Konzerthaus .

On December 1st, 1952, his birthday, he opened the Café Theresienhof in Vienna-Währing , Schulgasse  31, as Café Schmid Hansl , which is still a popular venue for Viennese song singers and Schrammel musicians .

Schmid found his final resting place in an honorary grave in the Ottakringer Friedhof (group 33, row 11, number 32). The Hansl-Schmid-Weg in Vienna-Ottakring was named after him in 1997.

Awards, honors, prizes


Web links

Commons : Hansl Schmid  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. See literature: Harry Gloeckner (...)
  2. ^ Ernst Weber: The Viennese song in the "Third Reich" . In: Fritz, Kretschmer: Volksmusik und Wienerlied , p. 404.
  3. ^ Wiener Konzerthaus (...). In:  Austrian Volksstimme. Central organ of the Communist Party of Austria , No. 102/1945, December 2, 1945, p. 4 (unpaginated), column 1. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / ovs.
  4. Brigitte Kirchhoff: The grand seigneur of the Wienerlied is 80 years young. The Weanalied has a new home at Schmid-Hansl . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna December 1, 1977, p. 16 ( Arbeiter-zeitung.at - the open online archive - digitized).
  5. a b c d e f Hans Schmid on musiklexikon.ac.at
  6. ^ Report on the awarding of the Ring of Honor by the City of Vienna to Hans Schmid


  1. The Faltl-Kemmeter-Schrammeln were the most important of the numerous Schrammel quartets of the post-war period. The ensemble was headed by the former philharmonic violinist Hans Faltl (1900–1972), the eponymous second personality was Franz Kemmeter (1896–1971) on the button accordion , Paul Holbik († 1973, age: 67) played the double guitar , Willy Bauer the second Violin . The quartet was particularly valued by Chancellor Leopold Figl (1902–1965), who had the musicians engaged for state events. - From: Ernst Weber: Die Wienermusik after 1945 . In: Fritz, Kretschmer: Volksmusik und Wienerlied , p. 425.