Paul Burkhard


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(b Zurich, 1911; d Tosstal, 1977). Swiss composer, pianist, and conductor. Cond. radio orch. Beromünster, 1945–57. Successful operettas incl. Tic-Tac (1941) and Der schwarze Hecht (The Black Jack) (1939) which was rev. 1948 as Feuerwerk (Firework) and contained the popular ‘O mein Papa’.

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