Raucheisen, Michael

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Raucheisen, Michael Gender: M
born on 10 February 1889 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Rain/Lech, Germany, 48n41, 10e56
Timezone LMT m10e56 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°29' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°26 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°55'


German pianist and song accompanist.

Raucheisen studied at the Munich High School for Music. Around 1906 he played first violin at the Prinzregententheater and was organist in St. Michael. In 1912 he founded the musical Matinees which have become famous.

From the beginning of the 1920s until the end of the Second World War he was song accompanist for many singers, including Frida Leider, Erna Berger, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Karl Schmitt-Walter, Karl Erb, Heinrich Schlusnus and Helge Rosvaenge, to mention only a few of many. As an innovation he played his accompaniments with the piano lid open, in order to obtain a better tonal balance between the voice and the instrument. In 1933 he married the soprano Maria Ivogün. From 1933 he strove to create a complete catalogue of German language songs on gramophone recordings, for which, from 1940, he became head of the departmentment of Song and Chamber-music at the Berlin Rundfunk, for the organization of the studios there. After the War he was banned from his work for some years on account of his possible collaboration with the Nazi regime, and afterwards he appeared only occasionally in public. In 1958 after a very successful tour with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, he returned to private life and migrated with his wife Ivogün to Switzerland. On the occasion of his 95th birthday he was, on 10 January 1984, granted the Free Citizenship of the town of Rain.

He died 27 May 1984, Beatenberg.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (pianist)