The Comedian Harmonists were a twentieth-century male close-harmony quintet plus pianist. They formed in Berlin in 1927 as the Melody Makers. The Comedian Harmonists performed internationally. The group split in two in 1934, when the three Jewish members were denied membership in the Reichsmusikkammer; membership was required to perform music in Germany.

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Comedian Harmonists
Short "biography" of the group, compiled by Carol Traxler for the Washington Sängerbund's newsletter.
European Jazz and Close Harmony Vocal Groups
A substantial part of this site is devoted to the Comedian Harmonists. Also has information on some other groups of the 1930s.
IMDb: Comedian Harmonists
Films in which the group performed.

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