Martin Böttcher - Die Großen Film- Und TV-Melodien (2005)
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by Wilfried Wittkowsky (January 2, 2005)
Martin Böttcher - the Telefunken/Teldec-years
In February 2005 the Warner Music Group Germany issues a 2CD-collection
with movie- and television-scores by German composer Martin Böttcher called
"Martin Böttcher - Die großen Film- und TV-Melodien"
Each CD contains 25 tracks - on CD 1 only of movies and on CD 2 only from
TV-series and -shows.
Martin Böttcher now is in the music business for over 40 years, beginning
with music for documentaries in 1953, he wrote his first "Big Screen"-music
for "Der Hauptmann und sein Held" in 1955. In the 1960ies he wrote
landmark-music for German Western movies based on novels by Karl May,
being successful before the Italian Western and their music by Ennio
Nearly all of the many movie-soundtracks of Martin Böttcher were issued
by the Polydor lable at that time. Several of these were in Mono. So
Martin Böttcher decided to cover his own compositions anew in Stereo.
Many of these sampler-records were then mostly issued by either
Telefunken or Teldec.
Not all movies Böttcher wrote the music for became classics, but his
music did! Martin Böttcher created a very personal and recognizable
style for his easy-listening-music, often featuring solo-instuments
like guitar, mouth-organ, vibraphone or piano. So it is impossible
not to be enchanted by his music.
This new 2CD-collection now is featuring vintage music long sought after
from records issued between 1968 and 1985. Among the movie tracks are on
CD1 the "Theme from a Summerplace" and "Tara's Theme" whose renderings
earned Martin Böttcher a honorary membership of the Max Steiner Society.
On CD2 the TV-themes are featuring with the "Sonderdezernat K1",
"Kriminalmuseum", "Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein" and
"Kara Ben Nemsi Effendi" some rare cover-versions of the master himself.
"Martin Böttcher - Die großen Film- und TV-Melodien",
Warner Music Group, No. 5050467-3717-2-9
2x 25 tracks