In his lifetime composer, violinist, and conductor Georges Boulanger loved a good way of measuring success. His music became specifically popular around enough time of his loss of life and in the years rigtht after. But while his name rode atop an enormous tide for a lot more than a quarter-hour of fame, in the long run it dropped into obscurity. Boulanger got a chart-topping strike in 1958, My Prayer (originally entitled Avant de mourir), that was the main tune for 21 weeks within the U.S. Over time there will be variations from it by Chet Atkins, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Ray Conniff, Jimmy Dorsey, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Engelbert Humperdinck, and ratings of others. Today, Boulanger is basically forgotten, especially being a violinist. In his time, he was deemed by many as almost at the amount of Heifetz, Milstein, as well as the various other leading violin virtuosos through the initial fifty percent of the twentieth hundred years. Boulanger’s music will probably be worth revival: it really is generally light in feeling and catchy, mixing Gypsy components with Viennese waltz and Balkan folk designs. On recordings today, it really is typically within selections of salon or cultural music. Given birth to Gheorghe Pantazi on Apr 18, 1893, in Tulcea, Romania, Boulanger required violin lessons as a kid from his Greek dad (his mom was Bulgarian). From age 12, Boulanger analyzed music on the Bucharest Conservatory. At 15 he started lessons with violin virtuoso Leopold Auer in Dresden. 2 yrs afterwards (1910) he completed his research with Auer and through him guaranteed a scheduled appointment as initial violinist within the Café Chantant orchestra in St. Petersburg, Russia. A lot of Boulanger’s compositions became well-known among Russian aristocrats, and following war Boulanger resolved in Germany where lots of the rich Russians acquired relocated. Boulanger resided in Germany from the first ’20s until 1948. During this time period he frequently performed on radio and made an appearance in several movies along with his very own ensemble, just like the 1943 film Der Ewige Klange. Boulanger composed the majority of his 250 roughly compositions during this time period, and several, like Next to the Lake, Budapest Party, and Romanian Star, became strikes. Typically, these parts were brief — long lasting about 5 minutes — and quite adjustable to vocal as well as other instrumental variations. Boulanger immigrated to SOUTH USA in 1948, ultimately settling in Buenos Aires, where he passed away on June 3, 1958, the entire year My Prayer provided his profession a meteoric increase.
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|The Dark Side||2015/I||Documentary writer: "Tokay"|
|The Oxbow Cure||2013||writer: "My Prayer"|
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||2008||writer: "MY PRAYER"|
|Romulus, My Father||2007||music: "My Prayer"|
|Ocean's Twelve||2004||writer: "My Prayer"|
|Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time||2002||Documentary writer: - as G. Boulanger / writer: "Mi Oracion My Prayer"|
|Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha||2000||music: "Ennen kuolemaa"|
|Noroc||1999||writer: "Pizzicato Waltz", "Pentrutine" - as G. Boulanger|
|October Sky||1999||writer: "My Prayer"|
|Star Trek: Voyager||1996||TV Series music - 1 episode|
|Lipstick on Your Collar||1993||TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode|
|Malcolm X||1992||writer: "My Prayer"|
|Aqueles Dois||1985||writer: "Minha Oração"|
|Mischief||1985||writer: "My Prayer" - as George Boulanger|
|Shindig!||1965||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|Thirst||1949||music: "Avant de mourir" - uncredited|
|One Exciting Night||1944||music: "My Prayer" - uncredited|
|Der ewige Klang||1943||Mit sein Ensemble|
|Die ganz großen Torheiten||1937||Zigeunerprimas: Violin|
|The Girl Irene||1936||Der Geiger|
|Die Geige lockt||1935||Short|
|Punks Arrives from America||1935||Ein Geiger|
|Der tolle Bomberg||1932||Ein bekannter Geiger|
|Allo Berlin? Ici Paris!||1932||Le président de la république transocéanienne|
|Dark Eyes||1951||composer: song "Avant de mourir"|
|Punks Arrives from America||1935||orchestra|
|Das falsche Wort||1987||Documentary|
|Es ging Tag und Nacht, liebes Kind||1982||TV Movie documentary|
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