ⓘ Carl Michalski. Born in Bochum, Michalski was a student of Leopold Reichwein. He worked as the Kapellmeister at the Schauspielhaus Bochum from 1932 to 1934. He ..

                                     

ⓘ Carl Michalski

Born in Bochum, Michalski was a student of Leopold Reichwein. He worked as the Kapellmeister at the Schauspielhaus Bochum from 1932 to 1934. He was conductor of the Munchener Tanzrundfunkorchester, an orchestra dedicated to swing and dance music, of the broadcaster Reichssender Munchen from 1934 to 1938. Simultaneously, he worked from 1934 at the Staatstheater am Gartnerplatz in Munich as arranger, conductor and composer. He collaborated with Bernhard Stimmler, composing the operetta Gitta, which premiered at the Gartnerplatztheater on 16 May 1942, subtitled A Journey into the Blue.

All German theatres closed in summer 1944 due to World War II. From 1952, Michaslki was engaged at the reopened Gartnerplatztheater as the "Musikalischer Oberleiter" supervisor of music. In addition he was active in the theater administration as an assistant to the director. In 1954, he revived there the operetta Die keusche Susanne by Jean Gilbert. He conducted Cole Porters Kiss Me, Kate in 1956 and Carl Zellers Der Vogelhandler in 1957.

As a conductor he made several recordings with the orchestra of the Wiener Volksoper, the Tanzrundfunkorchester, the Symphonie-Orchester Kurt Graunke and the Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. He made numerous recordings of operetta excerpts, such as Leo Falls Die Rose von Stambul with Melitta Muszely and Fritz Wunderlich, Falls Der liebe Augustin with Christine Gorner and Heinz Hoppe, and Paul Abrahams Viktoria und ihr Husar with Sari Barabas and Hoppe. A recording of spirituals sung by George London, with members of the orchestra of Bayerischer Rundfunk, was reissued by Deutsche Grammophon in 2006.

Michalski died in Bad Wiessee.