Lewis says the building of the Harmonists
came "from the fixed typology of vernacular forms, doing little more than to determine the precise dimensions" (141).
From 1834 until 1894, the WMI was located in the old Harmonist
On March 18, The Kings Singers from London, along with pianist Alexander Schmalcz, performed a potpourri of repertoire the Harmonists
made famous: songs like "Veronica, der Lenz ist da" (Veronica, Spring is here) and "Mein kleiner grE-ner Kaktus" (My little green cactus) among American songs by Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and George Gershwin.
In his insightful analysis of Comedian Harmonists
, Lutz Koepnick furthermore asserts that Vilsmaier "remembers the past by means of a cinematic aesthetics of attraction," which has the effect of nostalgically presenting "German history as a site of sensuous experience and consumption" (363).
His own essay on The Harmonists
raises the issue of the "usage of music as an element in Holocaust feature films" (146).
Coming together as a duo was very easy for the two harmonists
Das Songlexikon beleuchtet internationale Popsongs ab Beginn der Tonaufzeichnung in ihrem (popular-)kulturellen Kontext, von Veronika, der Lenz ist da der Comedian Harmonists
bis zu Madonnas Hung Up.
Emblematic of the fortunes of utopian experiments in collectivism in real life (such as Icarians, Harmonists
, Perfectionists, Owenites, Ruskinites), the country's most famous single literary attempt half-way through the nineteenth century to create an ideal community, to embrace blithesome co-existence, proved to be a pathetic failure: "I am weary of this place, and sick to death of playing at philanthropy and progress"--"Paradise, indeed
However, Knowles plans for the Harmonists
to adopt and educate the boy, despite "personal taints given by [his] father and mother.
Singer Asparuh (Ari) Leschnikow made a name with the band the Comedian Harmonists
, dubbed by some The Beatles of the 30s.
I also enjoy the Comedian Harmonists
and some of Gene Austin's and Eddie Cantor's songs.
In addition to illuminating the Harmonists
, he hopes his study will demonstrate to scholars the benefit of using material culture to research others of the hundred of communes established in the US during the 19th century.