Walter Elimar Kollo (eigtl. Walter Elimar Kollodzieyski ; born January 28, 1878 in Neidenburg , East Prussia ; † September 30, 1940 in Berlin ) was a German composer . He mainly wrote operettas and other pieces by the light muse .
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The merchant's son was originally supposed to take up his father's profession, but with the help of his mother he was able to devote himself to studying music in the Sondershausen and Königsberg conservatories and, after a brief activity as a theater conductor in Königsberg, came to Berlin in 1899 . Here Kollo turned to light music, had been writing works for folk music theater since 1908 and had his first great success in 1910 with the posse Große Raisin, composed together with Willy Bredschneider .
This was followed by more Singspiele, antics and operettas, including Wie once in May (1913; in it: It was in Schöneberg, in the month of May ; The men are all criminals ), The Juxbaron (1916), Drei alten Schachteln (1917) and The Woman without a Kiss (1924). He married Marie Preuss, who appears as a dance soubrette with the stage name Mizzi Josetti.
Kollo also emerged as a composer of revues and sound films , was one of the founders of GEMA in 1915 and owned his own music publisher. He later went on successful concert tours as a conductor of his own works. Alongside Jean Gilbert and Paul Lincke, Kollo is considered to be the founder of the Berlin operetta .
The grave of Walter Kollos is located in Berlin in the district of Berlin-Mitte on Sophienfriedhof II near the cemetery entrance on Ackerstraße. A memorial stone reminds of his most famous evergreens. His grave is dedicated to the city of Berlin as an honorary grave . His wife was also buried there in 1954.
On September 30, 2010 (70th anniversary of Walter Kollo's death), a memorial plaque for Walter and Willi Kollo was unveiled at the Berlin Admiralspalast . a. refers to the collaboration with Herman Haller on the occasion of the Haller revues from 1923 to 1928. From the revue Drunter und Drüber (1923) comes the Berlin hymn As long as the old trees are still in Unter Linden, nothing can overcome us, Berlin remains Berlin (text: Rideamus ).
- 1911: His darling boy (premiere April 1, 1911 Thalia-Theater, Wuppertal-Elberfeld)
- 1911: Big Raisins (Premiere December 31, 1911 Berliner Theater , Berlin)
- 1912: Filmzauber (Premiere October 19, 1912 Berliner Theater, Berlin)
- 1912: This is how it's done (WP 12/1912 Neues Theater, Hamburg)
- 1913: As in May (1st version, premiered October 4, 1913 Berliner Theater, Berlin)
- 1913: The Juxbaron (Premiere November 14, 1913 Carl Schultze-Theater, Hamburg)
- 1914: Always firm druff (Premiere October 1, 1914 Theater am Nollendorfplatz , Berlin)
- 1915: When two get married (Premiere October 23, 1915 Berliner Theater, Berlin)
- 1916: The Blessed Balduin (premiered March 31, 1916 Montis Operetten-Theater , Berlin)
- 1916: On the wings of singing (Premiere September 9, 1916 Berliner Theater, Berlin)
- 1917: Three old boxes (premiere October 6, 1917 Theater am Nollendorfplatz, Berlin)
- 1917: The Great Comteess (Premiere February 21, 1917 Berliner Theater, Berlin)
- 1918: Blitzblues Blut (Premiere February 9, 1918 Berliner Theater, Berlin)
- 1918: Stars that shine again (premiere September 6, 1918 Berliner Theater, Berlin)
- 1919: Miss Puck (premiere June 25, 1919 Münchner Volkstheater , Munich)
- 1920: The Rejuvenated Adolar (Premiere October 4, 1920 Theater in Kommandantenstrasse , Berlin)
- 1921: The Queen of the Night (Premiere September 2, 1921 Neues Operettentheater , Berlin)
- 1922: Lady Chic (premiered March 11, 1922 Neues Operettentheater, Berlin)
- 1923: Marietta (Premiere December 22, 1923 Metropol-Theater , Berlin)
- 1924: The Dancing Princess (Premiere April 15, 1924 Komische Oper , Berlin)
- 1924: The adjourned (wedding) night (premiere November 11, 1924 Stadttheater , Mainz)
- 1924: The exchanged woman (Premiere Neues Operettenhaus , Berlin)
- 1924: The woman without a kiss (premiered July 5, 1924 Schillertheater , Berlin)
- 1925: Olly-Polly (premiere September 3, 1925 Neues Theater am Zoo , Berlin)
- 1926: Nur Du (premiered December 23, 1926 Berliner Theater, Berlin)
- 1927: The Juxbaron , film about the operetta
- 1927: Three poor little girls (premiere April 22, 1927 Theater am Nollendorfplatz, Berlin)
- 1928: Jettchen Gebert (premiered December 22, 1928 Theater am Nollendorfplatz, Berlin)
- 1930: The Double Groom (Premiere March 7, 1930 Theater am Schiffbauerdamm , Berlin)
- 1930: Your Majesty Requests (Premiere April 5, 1930 Komische Oper, Berlin)
- 1931: Women like it (premiered June 4, 1931 Komische Oper, Berlin)
- 1933: Men are like that (Premiere January 4, 1933 Schillertheater, Berlin)
- 1933: Better rich but happy (Premiere Komödienhaus, Berlin)
- 1934: Derfflinger (premiere February 17, 1935 Metropol-Theater, Berlin)
- 1935: Marriage not excluded (Premiere January 4, 1935 Komische Oper, Berlin)
- 1935: An emperor is in love (Premiere August 22, 1935 Deutsches Nationaltheater, Osnabrück)
- 1935: Berlin as it cries, Berlin as it laughs (Premiere October 10, 1935 Plaza , Berlin)
- 1935: Pour plaire aux femmes (after women like that ) (Premiere October 17, 1935 Théâtre Déjazet , Paris)
- 1936: Mädel ahoi (Premiere April 17, 1936 German National Theater, Osnabrück)
- 1938: The Ship of the Beautiful Women (Premiere December 25, 1938 Apollo-Theater, Cologne)
- 1943: As once in May (Walter and Willi Kollo) (Premiere May 26, 1943 Theater des Volkes Berlin)
- Oh Jott, what are the men stupid (from the operetta Three Old Boxes )
- All the angels laugh (from the operetta When two marry )
- The eyes of a beautiful woman (duet from the revue Always firm druff )
- This is the spring of Berlin (from the operetta Die Frau ohne Kuss )
- That sounds like a fairy tale (from the Singspiel Jettchen Gebert )
- Yours forever (from the operetta The Great Countess )
- Just think how beautiful the reunion will be (from the operetta As once in May )
- You, only you (from the operetta of the same name)
- You can also do without a car (from the operetta Dear rich, but happy )
- It was in Schöneberg (from the operetta As once in May )
- Grandmama (From the operetta As once in May )
- Haven't we met before (from the operetta Like once in May )
- Home, you epitome of love (song from the Derflinger Singspiel )
- Elderflower and May Night (song from the Derflinger Singspiel )
- Always along the wall
- The small bank at the "Big Star" (From Berlin as it cries, Berlin as it laughs )
- The little finch-cock sang
- Little girls have to go to sleep (from the operetta Der Juxbaron )
- Come on, help me turn the roll
- I would like to go fishing with you on Sunday
- Girl freed young
- The men are all criminals 1 (From the operetta As once in May )
- Max, you have the pushing out (insert in the Singspiel Jettchen Gebert )
- My parrot won't eat hard eggs
- After my beene, Berlin is crazy
- Pauline goes dancing
- The Schmackeduzchen
- As long as Unter Linden (from the operetta Drei alten Schachteln )
- Unter Linden (from the farce with singing Filmzauber )
- The forget-me-not
- Wait, wait just a little while (From the Marietta operetta )
- What a woman dreams of in spring (from the operetta Marietta )
- When a girl has a master
- When two are getting married
- Two red roses, a tender kiss
1 The Men Are All Criminals was repackaged in 1915 - like other entertainment songs of the time - by an unknown lyricist as the propaganda song in The Serbs Are All Criminals and recorded by the lecture artist Hermann Wehling (1873–1922) among others.
- 1925: The flight around the globe
- 1927: The most beautiful legs in Berlin
- 1930 :: Chacun sa chance
- 1931: The office manager
- 1931: The rejuvenated Adolar
- 1931: Upside down into happiness
- 1934: The black whale
- 1937: Ball in the Metropol
- 1937: Rooster in the basket
- 1938: The man who can't say no
- 1938: The day after the divorce
- 1941: Light muse
- 1958: Solang 'noch unter Linden (film about his life by Willi Kollo)
- Wolfgang Jansen : Willi Kollo, author and composer for operetta, revue, cabaret, film and television, 1904–1988. Popular culture and music, Volume 28, Münster u. a .: Waxmann 2020, ISBN 978-3-8309-3995-5 .
- Rudolf Bernauer : The theater of my life. Memories . Blanvalet Verlag, Berlin 1955.
- Willi Kollo : "When I was young in Berlin ..." literary-musical memories . Incl. Bonus CD, Schott, Mainz 2008, ISBN 978-3-00-047615-0 ebook: ISBN 978-3-00-048857-3 (including detailed, critical memories from Willi to Walter Kollo, which come very close to a biography of his father ; edited and edited by Marguerite Kollo).
- Willi Kollo : "When I was young in Berlin" , audio book (3 CD box) read by Marguerite & René Kollo - including historical sound recordings - duo-phon-records - ISBN 978-3-937127-18-7 , 2010.
- Karl Westermeyer: The operetta in the course of the zeitgeist. From Offenbach to the present . Drei-Masken-Verlag, Munich 1931.
- Anton Würz : In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 12, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1980, ISBN 3-428-00193-1 , p. 466 f. ( ).
- Ute Jarchow: "Analyzes of the Berlin operetta - Walter Kollos (1878-1940) operettas in the context of the development of the Berlin operetta". Academic Publishing Association Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-86924-415-0
- Works by and about Walter Kollo in the catalog of the German National Library
- List of stage works by Walter Kollo based on the MGG at Operone
- 1914/1915: "The Serbs are all criminals" (song) - The First World War. In: SWR2 archive radio. April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 29, 2018 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kollodzieyski, Walter Elimar (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German composer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 28, 1878|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Neidenburg , East Prussia|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 30, 1940|
|Place of death||Berlin|