Montag, 25. Januar 2021

Arik Brauer - Liederbuch (1973) - Rest in peace!

The Austrian artist and Holocaust survivor Arik Brauer died yesterday at 92. Rest in peace!

Arik Brauer (4 January 1929 – 24 January 2021) was an Austrian painter, printmaker, poet, dancer, singer, and stage designer. He resided in Vienna and Ein Hod, Israel. Brauer was a co-founder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, together with Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner, Fritz Janschka, Wolfgang Hutter and Anton Lehmden.

Born Erich Brauer in 1929 to a Jewish family that had emigrated from Russia to Vienna, he experienced the rise of National Socialism as a child. His father died in a concentration camp while Brauer himself survived the Holocaust by going into hiding.

After the war, Brauer studied art and music, dual passions he would pursue throughout his life. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna before moving to Paris with his wife, Naomi, where the pair made a living as singers.

Returning to Vienna in the mid-1960s, he became a prominent representative of the city's Fantastic Realism art movement. Despite the prevailing art-world taste for abstraction in the 1950s and early 1960s, Brauer's work successfully blended high craftsmanship and surrealism in ways that gained him international attention. In 1982, he had breakthrough solo shows in the United States.
While Brauer’s colorful art enjoyed international success, at home he was also widely known for his Austrian-German songwriting.

The double album "Liederbuch" was released in 1973 and combines his first two releases,  "Arik Brauer" (1971) and "Alles was Flügel hat, fliegt" (1974).


A1 Oho Halalali
A2 Die Jause
A3 Sie hab'n a Haus baut
A4 Wie a Hund
A5 Warum ist er so Dumm
A6 Sein Köpferl im Sand
B1 Reise nach Afrika
B2 Der Surmi Sui
B3 Der Spiritus
B4 Rostiger die Feuerwehr kommt
B5 Serenade
B6 Dschiribim - Dschiribam
C1 Platz da Pest
C2 Der Lindenbaum
C3 Der Buba
C4 Alles, was Flügel hat, fliegt
C5 Wiegenlied für Erwachsene
C6 Die Spinnerin
D1 Auto unser, das du bist
D2 Froschermandl
D3 Salomon, der Weise, spricht
D4 Metamorfosalasumbalalei
D5 Schwarz und weiß
D6 Ja, ja, die Freiheit

Arik Brauer - Liederbuch (1973)
(ca. 192 kbps, cover art included)

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