1909 - 1971
The filmcomposer Hans Carste first studied political and economic science from 1927 before he turned towards the music and went to the Vienna Music Academy.
Afterewards he first worked at the Vienna Opera, it followed an engagement an the Opera of Breslau before he went to Berlin to start his great career.
In the next years he wrote the music for many movies, among them "Roman
einer Nacht" (33), "Das Erbe von Pretoria" (34), "Der Flüchtling aus
Chicago" (34), "Varieté" (35), "Der andere Mann" (37), "Unter Ausschluss
der Öffentlichkeit" (37) and "Die Frau ohne Vergangenheit" (39).
Hans Carste was enlisted in 1942 and had to go to the east front. There
he became seriously wounded and came into Russian imprisonment where he
continued to compose music.
He also gained a foothold in the film business again and wrote the music for the productions "Madonna in Ketten" (49), "An jedem Finger zehn" (54), "Liebe ist ja nur ein Märchen" (55) and "Im schwarzen Rössl" (61).
His theme song for the TV news in 1952 became familiar to a huge public.
Other movies from Hans Carste: