Jurmann, Kahn, Garland and Kaper at piano, 1935 Walter Jurmann, Luise Rainer, Gus Kahn, and Bronislaw Kaper during production of Escapade, 1935

alter Jurmann, the man behind some of the most popular songs of the twenties and thirties—melodies that practically sing themselves.

Just as Jurmann's life bridged the geographic and cultural divides between Europe and America, so does his music bridge the worlds of evocative Viennese waltzes, cheeky Berlin Schlager, melting Parisian chansons, and American jazz and pop.

  • "...a genius at creating melodies" - Bronislaw Kaper
  • "...timeless" - Max Raabe
  • "This man defined the music of the thirties" - Günther Schifter
  • "Jurmann's music…goes direct from the ear to the heart" - Carlos Alvarez