Theo Mackeben Film score Artist

Theo Mackeben, born 5 January 1897 in Preußisch Stargard, Westpreußen, died 10 January 1953 in Berlin, was a German pianist, conductor and composer, particularly of film music. From 1916 to 1920 Mackeben studied violin and piano at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, as well as taking lessons from Jules de Westheim. He then became active as a café and radio pianist during the 1920s, at the Café Größenwahn and the Hotel Esplanade in Berlin. In 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm he conducted the first performance of Dreigroschenoper. Mackeben arranged the music from Millöckers operetta Gräfin Dubarry, for a 1931 production entitled Die Dubarry including an original song Ich schenk mein Herz nur dir allein. In the 1930s he composed music for stage plays and over 50 films, including some directed by Max Ophüls, Gustaf Gründgens and Willy Forst. After the war he wrote a piano concerto and a Sinfonische Ballade for cello and orchestra, while also being conductor at the Metropol-Theater.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 5th, 1897
Nationality
Poland
Date of death
January 10th, 1953 at age of 56
Place of death
Berlin, Germany

Family

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Musical acts

1.Theo Mackeben Jazzband

Member history

Member Role Start End

Movies music contribution

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Music co-contributors External resources
The Sinner
Drama
1951
Rolf Meyer
Das Herz der Königin
Biography,Drama
1940
Bel Ami
1939
Patriots
Drama
1937
Karl Ritter
A Tremendously Rich Man
Comedy
1932
Chasing Fortune
1930

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