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Gerhard Narholz

Gerhard Narholz
Gerhard Narholz, 2008
Born (1937-06-06) June 6, 1937 (age 77)
Vöcklabruck, Austria
Occupation Composer, Conductor
Spouse(s) Rotheide Narholz
Children Christoph Narholz (born 1968)
Gregor Narholz (born 1969)
Robert Narholz (born 1971)

Gerhard Narholz (born June 6, 1937) is a classically trained composer, arranger and conductor, dedicated to easy listening and film score music. 1958-1965 he wrote pop songs for artists such as Petula Clark, Heidi Brühl, Bill Ramsey and film scores for various German feature films and TV series.[1] He also produced various instrumental pop albums for Polydor Germany and Tokyo (under his pseudonym Otto Sieben). 1965 Narholz founded the Sonoton Recorded Music Library.[2] 1970-1980 Narholz arranged, produced and conducted numerous LPs with large string orchestra under his pseudonym Norman Candler for Decca Records / Telefunken, Germany and King Records, Tokyo. 1971 Norman Candler received the "3 Star Award" from BBC London for "Best Album of the Year".[3]

Narholz founded the record label Pro Viva, which is dedicated to contemporary classical music of living composers. He composed and produced Easy Listening albums for Sonoton and Intersound with artists such as Billy May, Horst Jankowski, Nelson Riddle, Les Brown, Ted Heath (bandleader), Acker Bilk, Xavier Cugat and Franck Pourcel. 1980-2009 he concentrated on composing and producing production music for Sonoton. He is the president and co-owner of Sonoton Music GmbH&CO.KG, Munich, Germany.

Discography

Singles

  • Rosalie; Herbert Breyer (Electrola 1958)
  • Creolita; FerryGraf (Columbia 1959)
  • Luna Luna Lu lieber Mond; Heidi Brühl (Philips 1959)
  • Tu mir das nicht an; Tony Ronald (His Master's Voice 1960)
  • Es war an der Riviera; Susi und Peter (Polydor Records 1961)
  • Gold und Geld; Die Hoffnungsthaler (Polydor Records 1961)
  • Du musst nicht traurig sein; Das Herz-Quintett (Odeon 1961)
  • Es ist nichts geblieben (Philips 1961)
  • Ich gehör' zu dir; Helga Brendgen (Polydor Records 1962)
  • Ein Tango in der Hafenbar; Peggy Brown (Telefunken 1962)
  • Ich gehör nur dir allein; Ana Stefok (Polydor Records 1962)
  • Argentino; Die Holidays (Telefunken 1962)
  • Ich zähl die Stunden; Yovanna (Polydor Records 1962)
  • Weil er sie liebte; Fred und Rolf (Telefunken 1962)
  • Dich gibt es nur einmal; Katja Bischoff (Telefunken 1962)
  • Tennessee Ballade; Harry Peters (Telefunken 1962)
  • Der alte Bettler; Die Moritaten-Sänger (Odeon 1962)
  • Ancora Pepita; Hardy und Paul (Polydor Records 1962)
  • Ohne Liebe; Heidelberg Duo (Decca Records 1962)
  • Maja; Monika Frank (Metronome 1962)
  • Es wird wieder schön; Friedel Hensch (Polydor Records 1962)
  • Zurück zu der Liebsten zurück; Alf Ekberg (Philips 1962)
  • Manjana; Tahiti Tamoures (Polydor Records 1963)
  • Was ich an dir am meisten liebe; Bernd Spier (CBS 1963)
  • Robin Hood; Inga Cabor (Polydor Records 1963)
  • Die alte Kuckucksuhr; Das Original Schwarzwald-Trio Seitz (Polydor Records 1963)
  • In fremder Erde; Die sieben Wanderer (Telefunken 1963)
  • Büro-Tango; Die Rhein-Nixen (Electrola 1963)
  • Übermut im Salzkammergut a.d.Film; Hannelore Auer (Electrola 1963)
  • Mutti muss mal Urlaub machen; Schöneberger Sängerknaben (Telefunken 1963)
  • Jamaica Baby; Jonny Jones (Telefunken 1963)
  • Der Schmied von Kochel; Die Neuschwansteiner (Polydor Records 1963)
  • Es war alles nur Spiel; Christa Williams (Metronome 1963)
  • Ich möchte' der Vorstand sein vom Damenturnverein; Kurt Grosskurth) (Ariola Records 1963)
  • Wenn ich es nur wüßt'…; Helga Brendgen (Polydor Records 1963)
  • Ein Student aus Heidelberg; Bill Ramsey (Columbia 1964)
  • Cu-Cu-Ru; El Porompero (Metronome 1964)
  • Postillon; Paul Kuhn Ensemble (Columbia 1964)
  • Mimosen aus San Remo; Nils Astor (Ariola Records 1964)
  • Gondola d'amore; Peggy und Jacky (Telefunken 1964)
  • John Kling's Twist; Orchester Gerhard Narholz (Polydor Records 1965)
  • Wenn ich in deine Augen schau; Rosl Steinberg-Duo (Polydor Records 1965)
  • Nichts Genaues weiß man nicht; Jean Thome (Polydor Records 1965)
  • Follow me; Tracy (Cornet 1966)
  • Chanson pur deux; Ronny King/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1966)
  • Stenka Rasin; Ronny King/Gerhard Narholz (Ariola Records 1967)
  • Nordlicht; Gerhard Narholz & Orchester (Vogue 1967)
  • Memories of Moscow; Orchester Gerhard Narholz (Ariola Records 1967)
  • Le petit chien noir; Petula Clark (Vogue 1967)
  • Theme from "Love Story"; The Norman Candler Magic Strings" (London Records Tokyo 1973)
  • In the Mood for Bach; The Norman Candler Magic Strings" (London Records Tokyo 1973)
  • Alfredo Alfredo; Harald Winkler&Norman Candler (London Records Tokyo 1973)
  • Day by Day; Norman Candler (Telefunken 1973)
  • The Days of no Return; The Norman Candler Magic Strings (London Records Tokyo 1980)

LPs

  • Canzone; Ronny King/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1963)
  • Wenn der Abend zu Ende geht; Rüdiger Piesker/Gerhard Narholz (Polydor Records Germany 1963)
  • Golden Trumpet Tango; Ronny King (Polydor Records Tokyo 1964)
  • O du Fröhliche; Gerhard Narholz (Polydor Records Germany 1964)
  • Sonntags im Konzertcafe; Franz Deuber/Gerhard Narholz (Polydor Records Germany 1964)
  • Silvery Trumpet Tango; Ronny King (Polydor Records Tokyo 1965)
  • Trumpet Wonderland; Ronny King/Gerhard Narholz (Decca Records Germany 1965)
  • Golden Clarinet Moods; Hans Wolf/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1966)
  • La Solenzara; Ronny King/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1966)
  • Golden Hit Time; Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1966)
  • Love Story; Ronny King/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1967)
  • Golden Double Album; Ronny King/ Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1968)
  • All about Golden Guitar; Franz Löffler/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1967)
  • Golden Hits in Guitar; Franz Löffler/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1968)
  • Wonderful World of Waltz; Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1968)
  • Romantic Russian Folk Songs; Franz Löffler/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1969)
  • Golden Double Album; Franz Löffler/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1969)
  • 8Golden Top Hits; Franz Löffler/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1969)
  • Golden Guitar Canzone; Franz Löffler/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1969)
  • This is Romantic Latin Mood; Hans Wolf/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Tokyo 1969)
  • Moon over Italy; Ronny King/Gerhard Narholz (Decca Records Germany 1969)
  • Black Eyes; Franz Löffler/Otto Sieben (Polydor Records Germany 1969)
  • King of Trumpet; Ronny King/Gerhard Narholz (Ariola Records Germany 1969)
  • Magic Strings 1; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1970)
  • Guitar Concerto 1; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1970)
  • Super Star Sound 1; Norman Candler Magic Strings (Telefunken Germany 1971)
  • Magic Strings 2; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1971)
  • Magic Strings Vol.1; Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1971)
  • Magic Strings 3; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1972)
  • Guitar Concerto 2; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1972)
  • Magic Strings Vol.2; Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1972)
  • Guitar of Guitars Vol 1; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1972)
  • Sexy Sound 1; Norman Candler Orchestra (Telefunken France 1973)
  • Alone Again; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1973)
  • Moonlight Party; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1973)
  • Magic Strings Vol.3; Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1973)
  • Guitar of Guitars Vol 1; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1973)
  • 8Love me with all your Heart; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1974)
  • Norman Candler Candies; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1974)
  • The Girls in my Life; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1974)
  • Festival of Film Hits: Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1974)
  • Once More Relax Guitar for you; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1974)
  • You are the Sunshine of my Life; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1975)
  • Happy Polka; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1975)
  • Alone Again; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1975)
  • Candler by Candlelight; Norman Candler Magic Strings (London Records Phase 4 UK 1976)
  • Guitar on the Shore; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1976)
  • Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1976)
  • Golden Sound Orchestras; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1976)
  • Can't give you anything but Love; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1976)
  • Le Reve; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1977)
  • Try a little Tenderness; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1977)
  • Killing me softly with his Song; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1977)
  • Harald Winkler Guitar Mood; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1977)
  • Tombe la Neige; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (London Records / King Records Tokyo 1977)
  • Romantic Moods; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1978)
  • A Tribute to John; Norman Candler (Telefunken Germany 1978)

CDs

  • The Soft Magic; Norman Candler (1989 Intersound Germany)
  • Luck for you; Mr. Acker Bilk/Norman Candler (1989 Intersound Germany)
  • Listen to the Radio; Franck Pourcel (1989 Intersound Germany)
  • Piano Talk; Mladen Franko/Norman Candler (1989 Intersound Germany)
  • The Best of Mr. Black Forest; Horst Jankowski (1989 Intersound/Sonoton Germany)
  • Lightning up the Town; Kenny Ball & The Jazzmen (1990 Intersound Germany)
  • Fun & Romance; Mladen Franko/Norman Candler (1991 Intersound Germany)
  • Big Band Classics; Les Brown/Billy May (1991 Intersound Germany)
  • Dance and Dream; Norman Candler (1992 Intersound Germany)
  • Traumnoten; Eugen Cicero (1993 Intersound Germany)
  • To all my Friends; Xavier Cugat (1994 Intersound Germany)
  • Piano Interlude; Horst Jankowski (1994 Intersound/Sonoton Germany)
  • Born with a Kiss; Harald Winkler/Norman Candler (1994 Intersound Germany)
  • Big Band Classics 2; Ted Heath (1996 Intersound Germany)
  • Archival 3 Easy Listening (Sonoton Germany 1996)
  • Archival 4 Happy Swing (Sonoton Germany 1998)
  • Easy Listening Lounge; Eugen Cicero (1997 Intersound Germany)
  • The Happy 60s; Gerhard Narholz (1997 Intersound Germany)
  • Martini Lounge (Sonoton Germany 1997)
  • Lounge Exotica (Sonoton Germany1997)
  • 60s TV Lounge (Sonoton Germany1997)
  • Romance, Fire and Fancy (2003 Intersound Germany)

German film and television

  • Übermut im Salzkammergut (1960 Germany)
  • Die lustigen Weiber von Tirol (1962 Germany)
  • Ich kauf mir lieber einen Tirolerhut (1963)
  • Schulmädchen Report (Germany, various 1975-1980)
  • Das Mädchen von Hong Kong (Germany 1973)
  • John Kling's Abenteuer 1-13 (ZDF 1966)
  • John Kling's Abenteuer 13-26 (ZDF 1970)

References

Further reading / Articles

  • Official Sonoton website
  • Gerhard Narholz on imdb

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