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 Post subject: Vote for Martin Boettcher
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:18 am 
Vote for Martin Boettcher

ZDF, one of Germany’s commercial TV stations is holding it’s yearly contest for ‘our best’. This year, ‘Winnetou Melodie’ composer Martin Boettcher is on the list of nominees.
http://unserebesten.zdf.de/
It is in German language and this should help with navigation: on the 'voting website' click on 'unsere Besten' (man with a funny smile), then on the next screen click on 'unsere besten Musikstars' (red microphone), then click the orange arrow next to 'zu den Vorschlaegen', on the next screen click on the 'B' and scroll down to 'Boettcher' and click the button to the right of his name.
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I have placed my vote for Mr Böttcher. 8) If any forum readers should encounter difficulty in the voting process, please feel free to ask questions here. :D


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I should like to add some more commentary, for those contemplating a vote for Martin Böttcher. Reiner Boller, Mr Böttcher’s biographer, initiated the drive to inform Karl May fans about the “contest”. He recently posted a simple announcement on the German Karl May & Co. film forum. I must say that I was surprised at some of the responses: they made a mountain out of a mole-hill. One complained that the announcement gave the impression that readers had no option but to vote for Mr Böttcher—that the announcement was really a command. :? Another inexplicably but loftily complained that the topic was outside of the realm of the forum (which is for the Karl May films!) :roll: ; he also stated, echoing the implied assessment of another respondent, that in a field of selections that includes, in the “B” section alone, Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, Mr Böttcher would not, in the writer’s estimation, belong even in the top twenty. :cry:

It is indeed problematic to expect voters to select from a list that includes pop musicians and many of the greatest classical composers in history. Musically astute people will be inclined to select classical composers, and young people will likely choose pop singers or groups.

Let me explain why I think that Karl May fans should cast a vote for Martin Böttcher, even if he is not their favourite German musician, and even if—for some mystical reason—they are deaf to the sublime beauty of his Winnetou music. :shock: Karl May fans owe a great debt to the Winnetou films of the 1960s, even if they do not care for the films themselves. These films have brought untold fame and recognition to May, and they have brought him legions of new fans over the past four decades. The world of Karl May to-day would be very much smaller, were it not for the Winnetou films, which were by far the most successful German cinema productions to that time. In addition, while the films were not very faithful to the plots of Karl May’s stories, they perfectly expressed May’s sensibility. Because of the films, millions of people have an idea in mind of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, and the powerful ideals for which they stand.

One of the most important elements of the films is the music—the supernaturally beautiful themes of Martin Böttcher, who captured the Karl May spirit with uncanny perfection. When one thinks of Karl May’s Western stories, and of Winnetou and his friends, this music plays in the mind, elevating May’s characters and ideas to a still higher plane.

In sum: the music of Martin Böttcher is not only—

*of great cultural importance in Germany

*amongst the greatest of film scores (which are the true classical music of to-day)

*a spectacular gift to the world of Karl May

—it was also powerfully instrumental in a process that helped to renew May’s good reputation, and which restored and enlarged his legacy for posterity. Please take the time to consider the matter, and if you so choose, cast a vote for Martin Böttcher. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:38 am 
Congratulations on your straight forward insight into the nature of Boettcher's contribution to the world of Karl May. That is indeed the reason for a Karl May fan to vote for Martin Boettcher (if they choose to do so) - not as a statement that he was 'better' than Beethoven or Brahms. :wink:


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