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Interesting find on Gerhard Trede
« on: May 27, 2021, 02:25:26 AM »

I'm a huge fan of Gerhard Trede's work. I was combing through footage of one of the newsreels he worked at, UFA Wochenschau, and I stumbled across an amazing find.
I found video footage of the man himself. Additionally, combing through the UFA newsreels, I heard a lot of his popular music that's been heard in games and tv, such as Jerry Cotton, Kommissar X, Strahlende Trompete, etc.

If you ever wanted to see him, have a look! He can be seen writing sheet music, as well as playing drums towards to the end of the segment.

I'm currently working on a video biography about him and I've managed to gather up a bit of information about him, so I'm quite happy to show that soon enough  :)
Being in the states has been a challenge in trying to research him, but I've managed so far.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2021, 02:26:59 AM by ConnieJP »


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Re: Interesting find on Gerhard Trede
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 08:38:10 AM »
Good research!


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Re: Interesting find on Gerhard Trede
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 12:39:43 AM »
Fantastic find. Full-on 1960s Germany ...

I love Trede's music, but I had never seen him on film before. Thank you!

PS >> You've most probably contacted his foundation already. But if not, perhaps they can help you.
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Re: Interesting find on Gerhard Trede
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2021, 01:23:26 PM »
this is a great find ConnieJP. thank you so much for sharing


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Re: Interesting find on Gerhard Trede
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 04:46:50 PM »
A little bit like British Pathé only in German. As I'm German, I've watched a couple of Deutschlandspiegel, which used some great background music. I wonder where they might have sourced that music as I'm not aware of any German library music label that existed prior to 1970. The sound is very much like Selected Sound (Roland Kovac etc.), only I couldn't find a match from their first albums sadly.