Ogerman and Sinatra at a session for the "Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim" recording.
Ogerman Tidbits & News
about Claus from Billboard Magazine - October 9, 1965,
Gene Lees' publication
"Jazzletter" (Volume 20, No. 9 - September 2001) has Claus
the main and only subject for all 8 pages. It is a splendid
of the milestones in Ogerman's career and has snips of
questions and gives informative background on Claus that shows
he came from and what influenced him. As I always tell
his career has been about as diverse as any musician who ever
and Claus is one who can claim that he's done it all--from
to jazz to pop and even rock n' roll. Not many musicians (let
splendid arrangers) can lay claim to this kind of experience.
to Mr. Lees for such a wonderful tribute to Claus in this
But absolutely no kudos go to Mr. Lees for calling
'60s work for U.S. pop artists "crap" (see my editorial on
subject, here). These
paragraphs in the .pdf docs
below also comprise the same linernotes Gene Lees wrote for
Ogerman: The Man Behind the
Music" boxed set
booklet. The full text of this article is in .pdf format
Newspaper Article on Claus' Classical Works
- This is an article written for a São Paulo, Brazil newspaper
which talks about Claus' original classical compositions and
albums they appear on. (Estadao de São Paulo - February 2002)
Journalist Writes about Claus
- "Ogerman. Elegia dell'easy listening. Secondo il magico
Massimo Milano ("Il Manifesto" - June 8th, 2002). [IN
This article analyzes both Claus' arranging
writing techniques for orchestra and was featured in the
literary supplement of one of Italy's leading daily
[Thanks to Massimo Milano for providing this article]
Newspaper: Die Welt 14.01.1982 "Karriere
Newspaper: Süddeutsche Zeitung
24.04.02 "Ein Ohrwurm ist schön, macht aber viel
News-Magazine: Focus 26.11.01
Fanzine/Magazine: Pacific: Interview with
Ogerman by Stefan Kassel (6 pages), no date; approximately 3-4
In a book written by Gene Lees regarding the
recording of the Jobim/Sinatra album "Francis Albert Sinatra
Antonio Carlos Jobim", there is a part entitled "The
the Pain" (1967). On page 138, the author describes an example
Sinatra uses a German accent while speaking with Ogerman...
An article Gene Lees wrote in "High
Fidelity-Musical America XXV/10 (1975)", on page 19 is
"The Real Claus Ogerman Stands Up".
from Claus to this webmaster!
Letters have been received since February 2003
by this webmaster from Claus Ogerman himself regarding this
and facets of his career. Claus has also begun to contribute
items to this website including an
order form (see below) for
who wish to obtain printed sheet music of his original
and arrangements. Other items contributed include album
information and also an
interview article from a music publication dated
I am very honored and pleased that Claus
participated in providing items for this site.
form received from Claus
This form lists printed sheet music editions
his classical works which can be ordered directly from the
located in Studio City, California. The list has been
converted to a
printable .pdf document and is located for downloading, below.
wishing to order items from the list should print this form,
off the items desired and then mail it directly to the address
form with payment. Please note that this form is NOT a price
does it contain prices and you should therefore call or fax
telephone numbers provided on the form to determine price and
shipping to your area, etc. Additionally, you can use the EPS
List (next item below) to determine the price of the work but
mind that this Price List from EPS may not reflect current
you still may want to call them for verification.
- Printable order form/list of classical works composed by
Ogerman available for purchase. PLEASE NOTE: Per Claus Ogerman
himself, ALL Claus Ogerman sheet music can be obtained from
Studio City, California address listed on this form. Write to
distributor's address if you are located within the United
tell them what you are looking for and you will hear back from
There is also a phone number and fax number with the address
convenience. If you are located in Europe or any other part of
world, write to or call the Munich, Germany location listed on
When you contact the distributor, please
mention that you obtained the information to contact them
[Updated info on this order form information courtesy of Claus Ogerman]
Please access the .JPG files below within your browser (or download them), print them out and and completing them, mail them to the nearest address contained on the form (depending on whether you are located within Europe or the United States).
Empire-cover.JPG (full-sized version of what is shown above)
Claus Ogerman was extensively interviewed in
this publication concerning his classical works and the
listed below for viewing. Click on each file to bring it up
separate browser window. The text had to be inverted (white
black background) due to background color of scanned pages
order to make it easier to view.
- Page 1 of "Fanfare" interview by Martin Anderson.
- Page 2 of "Fanfare" interview by Martin Anderson.
- Page 3 of "Fanfare" interview by Martin Anderson.
- Page 4 of "Fanfare" interview by Martin Anderson.
- Page 5 of "Fanfare" interview by Martin Anderson.
[Interview article courtesy of Claus
On July 30, 2003 on the "Entertainment Tonight" syndicated tv show, they showed clips of new and upcoming feature films. A love story between two teenagers (title of movie not yet revealed as of that date) had - as part of the soundtrack - Claus' bossa nova arrangement of "The Look of Love", sung by Diana Krall on her album of the same name and also performed during the "Live in Paris" DVD!
Another Claus' arrangement featured in a broadcast tv advertisement!
The Claus Ogerman arrangement of George Benson's "Breezin'" (from the album of the same name) is currently being played in a medley of music for the tv commercial advertising Philadelphia's WJJZ 106.1 FM Smooth Jazz Radio Station as of 8/7/03.
Claus Ogerman composition in Songwriters
The above was found on the internet, indicating that a composition with music by Klaus Ogermann and lyrics by Ervin Drake entitled "Girl of the Year" was selected
to be in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The composition was published by Claus Ogerman's "Glamorous Music" publishing company.
Claus Ogerman composition heard on NPR "Jazz
On Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., NPR
broadcast a radio show hosted by Nancy Wilson on the life
of pianist Hank Jones. One of the first pieces played in the
Claus Ogerman's "Favors", which Jones recorded on three
occasions, on three different albums.