Even more popular as the science-fiction adventures and even more numerous as the western movies produced in the former socialist GDR the fairy-tale movies from behind the wall are still in vogue all around the world. They are probably the most significant inheritance of the (East) German Film Working Combine, “Deutsche Film AG” (DEFA).
The best actors, directors and soundtrack composers contributed to this genre for more than 40 years (1946-1992). As a result there’s been an output which can compete with the wide tradition of children’s movies in the Eastern European countries.
Classical fairy-tales of the Grimm brothers, oriental fairy tales, myths , legends or modern artificial fairy-tales – their inventive transformation into film fascinated a huge audience of all ages.Out of the variety of the DEFA fairy-tale movies some music and dialogue highlights have been digged out (in the original studios in Babelsberg), and - with great personal and technical effort – restored and remastered to be released on this CD for the first time. The range of music featured on this CD reaches from classic medieval titles with bells or flourishs of trumpets, children’s songs to more experimental Jazz and all kinds of “cross-over”, what makes listening a very entertaining amusement.
The CD comes with 12 page booklet including English and German linernotes, extensive film biographies and many coloured film stills.
CD including instrumentals, songs and some dialogue parts from the following movies:
Three Nuts for Cinderella
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Singing Ringing Tree
The Golden Goose
The Brave Little Tailor
Little Red Riding Hood
The Little Magician
The Frog King
Six Go Round the World
Hans Roeckle and the Devil
Snow White and Rose Red
The Devil's Three Golden Hairs
The Story Of The Goose Princess and Her Faithful Horse Falada
The Light of Love
The Prince beyond the Seven Seas
The Wooden Calf
BEISPIELE / SAMPLES