Mendt Marianne

General Information

Place of Birth:  Vienna
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It was with the song "A Glock’n, die 24 Stunden läut" by Gerhard Bronner that Marianne Mendt achieved her breakthrough. Mendt sang songs from musicals and songs in dialect, thus making Viennese German acceptable in German-language popular music and paving the way for the later phenomenon of Austropop.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

piano and singing lessons at the Conservatory of Vienna

completion of the Business Academy

examination to become "union-certified performance artist"

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1972

first role in the musical "Funny Girl"

1977

numerous television appearances

2004

foundation

in the 1960s, touring as a singer and bassist around Europe with her band "The Internationals"

numerous musical engagements in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

own TV-programme "Mendt & Band"

several record- and CD-Productions

starring in a long list of musical, theater and cabaret productions as well as in films for television

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1978

Mendt & Band

1984

One Mendt Show

2002

Momendts

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1994

Award for "Most Popular Actress" at the Romy Gala

1995

Awarding of the "Nestroy-Ring"

2005

Golden Decoration of Merit of the Province of Vienna

2005

Great Decoration of Merit for Service to the Province of Lower Austria

2011

Der liebe Augustin

2014

OÖ Jazz Award

2015

The Great Golden Medal of Merits

2016

Amadeus Austrian Music Award for Life's work

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2004: The Very Best Of
  • 2003: Momendts
  • 2000: Gold Collection
  • 2000: Freunde und Propheten (Studioalbum zum 30-jährigen Jubiläum)
  • 1997: Jazz Mendt Live
  • 1994: Momendt
  • 1978: Neue Lieder
  • 1975: Meine Lieder
  • 1975: Lieder Songs Schlager
  • 1974: Wienerlieder
  • 1972: Gute Lieder sind wie Pistolen
  • 1970: Wia a Glock'n

 

 

Soundtracks/duets:

  • 2005: "Austria for Asia", Benefiz-CD mit Marianne Mendt, Stürmer, Ambros, Fendrich, Danzer, Papermoon etc.
  • 2000: "Musical Höhepunkte von Seinerzeit" – "Ich steig' auf Liebe nicht mehr ein" (aus "Das Appartement")
  • 1999: "Kaisermühlen Blues" – 1 Titel am Soundtrack von "Kaisermühlen Blues"
  • 1990: "Heasd Karli, du bisd a Wahnsinn", Duett mit Georg Danzer
  • 1971: "Die Sieben Sünden" – 1 Titel am Soundtrack zu "Die nackte Gräfin"

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