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date: 25 May 2020

Tevelian, Meg(uerditsch) locked

  • Rainer E. Lotz

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(b ?Turkey, 1902; d Vienna, Oct 23, 1976). Armenian guitarist. He fled Turkey in 1921 on account of the persecution of the Armenian people and settled in Berlin, where by the 1930s he was highly sought after for concert, dance, and studio work. Among the bandleaders with whom he played and recorded were Michael Jary (1939–40), Willy Berking (1939–42), Kutte Widmann (1940–41), Horst Winter and Helmuth Zacharias (both 1941–2), Benny de Weille (1941–3), and Primo Angeli and Willy Stech (both 1942–3). His most significant recordings were made as a leader in 1941 with personnel from the bands of Ernst van ’t Hoff and Jean Omer, and include his own arrangement of Lieselott (Pallas 1205). Tevelian moved to Vienna in 1943 and later left music to work for an oil company. (K. Schulz: “Sehen Sie, ich lebe weiter: die Meg Tevelian-Story,” ...

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