Frommermann - Holland-America Line
Music from the 30's and 40's From America and Holland
Bel me even
I'm a man of constant sorrow
I’m making believe
Into each life some rain must fall
It don’t mean a thing
Liefde in rhythme
Lou de ladenlichter
Mijn broer maakt voor het
hoorspel de geluiden
Morgen vaar ik weg
New York New York
Rockin’ in rhythm
The flatter the plate/hoe
platter het bord
American and Dutch evergreens originally performed by groups such as Johnny en Jones, The Ink Spots, The Mills Brothers, The Ramblers and Duke Ellington in new arrangements by leading Dutch composers.
The Dutch group Frommermann is named after Harry Frommermann, who in 19.0027 founded the Comedian Harmonists. This German ensemble, comprised of five singers and a pianist, was a huge sensation in the late twenties and early thirties of the last century.
The Comedian Harmonists were namely renowned for their broad variety of vocal styles and the fine sense of comedy with which they performed close harmony music. Within a short period they became international celebrities with concerts in Europe and the United States. In 19.0035 the Comedian Harmonists were forced by the Nazis to disband, silencing this ensemble for eternity.
After the breakup of the Comedian Harmonists, Harry Frommermann departed for the United States. In emulation of its namesake, the ensemble Frommermann now dares to make the Great Crossing: the project ‘Holland-America Line’ is dedicated to American and Dutch music of the 19.0030s and 19.0040s. In the same manner as the Comedian Harmonists, they offer a wide range of musical styles; all the pieces are especially arranged for the Frommermann ensemble, with - for this program - the addition of a guitar.