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Günther Fischer

 
Günther Fischer was born in Teplitz Southern Germany.  He attended the Hans Eisler music high school in Berlin and subsequently taught clarinet, saxophone, conducting, arranging and composition there. His first film score was written for the film "Kauzchen Kuhle" directed by Walter Beck in 1969.  From 1973-76 he worked as composer in residence for the Zurich theatre.  During this time he also performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster and Charlie Mariano.  In 1978 Günther  wrote the film score for "just a Gigolo" - directed by David Hemmings.  The film featured Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie, Kim Novak and Kurt Jurgens.  In 1980 he wrote the film score for "Solo Sunny" a film that captured the critics Silver Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival.

In the early 80's he wrote the theme music for the film "Night Kill" which included such film stars as Robert Mitchum, Jaclyn Smith, James Franciscus and Mike Connors.  He also composed the music for the film "The Passenger" which featured the actor Tony Curtis in 1987.  Günther  has also written two stage musicals "Jack the Ripper" and "Marilyn".

 His most recent film score "The New Adventures of Pinnochio" was co-composed with Rainer Oleak.  The film which features the actor Michael Landau was directed by Michael Anderson who also directed "Around the World in 80 Days" and "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" 



 
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