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Meaning of "Lied und Yale" in German Music
By Matthew Caulfield

[ In a catalog of music rolls for the Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violana,
 [ Matthew noticed a song by Willy Rosen named "Eine schöne, weisse
 [ Chrysantheme - Lied und Yale".  He thought it could be a misprint
 [ so he investigated using Google -- and found more like it!

On YouTube there is a clip of Willy Rosen's "Eine schöne, weisse
Chrysantheme."  It is a very pleasant performance, and worth your
listening to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHqbNpZKrII 

On both the sheet music and the record label shown in the clip at the
beginning, the foxtrot is characterized as a "Lied und Yale."  Doing
a Google search on "Lied und Yale" brings up several other German tunes
also called a "Lied und Yale."

The term mystifies me.  I know what a Lied is, but a Yale?  Can any
German MMDers throw some light on this?

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York


(Message sent Sun 2 Jan 2011, 02:03:20 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  German, Lied, Meaning, Music, und, Yale

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