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Mein Freund Bunbury

Kritzerland is proud to present the delightful German cast recording of


Music by Gerd Natschinski
Lyrics by Jurgen Degenhart
Libretto by Helmut Bez and Jurgen Degenhart, based on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest

This absolutely delightful, tuneful, and fun German musical adaptation of The Importance of Being Ernest, opened in 1964 at the Metropol Theatre East-Berlin, where it was an instant hit. It was filmed for German television in 1970 and has had several revivals over the years. The show has been hailed as the first musical comedy of the DDR.

Gerd Natschinski’s score is very Broadway brassy and filled with hummable tunes, the most hummable which is the title song. The performances of the original cast are well sung and lots of fun – in German, of course. In a way, it’s a shame it was never translated and brought to New York, although just four years prior there’d been an off-Broadway musical version called Ernest in Love.

So, come discover the pleasures of Mein Freund Bunbury, with the Black Bottom and the Charleston and the wonderful world of Oscar Wilde. We think that musical comedy aficionados will find it entrancing. As they say, it might even have you dancing in the aisles.

MEIN FREUND BUNBURY is limited to 500 copies only and priced at $19.98, plus shipping. This is a PRE-ORDER – CDs will ship by the end of January. As you probably know, our pressing plant has been very slow, for which we apologize, and which is why we put the brakes on releases for the past eleven months. They should be back on track now. To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

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(Click on cover for enlarged version)

• Click on titles below to hear a song sample:

Vorspiel/Kommt Und Seid Frohlich
Die Ernsten Pflichten
Von Morgens Bis Nach Mitternacht
Mein Freund Bunbury
Five O’Clock/Black Bottom
So Wie Du
Ein Bißchen Horror Und Ein Bißchen Sex
Die Upper Ten
Weil Ich Verliebt Und Glucklich Bin
Hochstapler Tango
Ich Glaube, Es War Der Jasmin
Ich Bin Perplex
Sunshine Girl
Damals In Soho
Wie Die Männer Lügen
Gluck, Gluck, Ein Guter Schluck

Music by Gerd Natschinski
Book and Lyrics by Jürgen Degenhardt
Großes Rundfunkorchester Berlin


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