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Jacob Gade




Jacob Gade (1879-1963) was an admired violin virtuoso, a popular conductor and composer, a pioneer in Danish film music as well as a theatre manager and publisher. Internationally he became celebrated for his tango "Jealousy", which has become one of the biggest evergreens in music history. In 2000 the tango "Jealousy" celebrated its 75 anniversary. In 1925 Jacob Gade played the piece at the Copenhagen-premiere of the film "Don Q, Son of Zorro". The tango became famous around the world especially by virtue of Arthur Fiedler’s recording with the celebrated Boston Pops Orchestra. Vera Bloom wrote a text for the melody in 1931, and this was sung by the legendary Vera Lynn (The Soldier’s Sweetheart) during the Second World War. "Jealousy" has been used in several Hollywood-productions, and it has been recorded by Placido Domingo and Yehudi Menuhin. The Danish composer Per Nørgård paraphrased the tango in his "Tango Chicane" from 1967. "Jealousy" is published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. It is published in various versions: for orchestra, salon orchestra, concert band, percussion, wind quintet, violin and piano, flute and piano, accordion, and piano.

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