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Gerd Natschinski

Gerd Natschinski
Born23 August 1928
Chemnitz, Germany
Died4 August 2015(2015-08-04) (aged 86)
Berlin, Germany
Other namesGerd Joachim Natschinski
Years active1952-1990 (film and television)

Gerd Natschinski (23 August 1928 – 4 August 2015) was a German composer.[1] He worked on the scores for more than forty film and television series during his career. He was employed the East German state-controlled studio DEFA.

Natschinski died on 4 August 2015 in a Berlin hospital.[2]

Selected filmography

Selected operettas and musicals

  • Messeschlager Gisela (1960, premiered at Metropol Theater Berlin)
  • Servus Peter (1961)
  • Mein Freund Bunbury (1964, premiered at Metropol Theater Berlin) based on The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Casanova (1976, premiered at Metropol Theater Berlin)
  • Caballero (1988)


  • Marc Silberman & Henning Wrage. DEFA at the Crossroads of East German and International Film Culture: A Companion. Walter de Gruyter, 2014.


  1. ^ Silberman & Wrage p.323
  2. ^ Komponist Gerd Natschinski gestorben Archived 2015-08-13 at the Wayback Machine,, access date 7 August 2015

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