Purely by chance I came across Max Raabe, and Das Palastorchester, performing 'Singing In The Rain', and was immediately 'hooked'.
So, to 'Heute Nacht Oder Nie'.
One might ask how can one enjoy a programme composed primarily of songs in a language one neither speaks, nor understands.
The answer is that one is captured, and delighted, by a singer with an excellent high baritone/falsetto voice accompanied by an orchestra that is comprised of extremely talented, multi instrumental, musicians.
Added to which are arrangements that are sensitive to the original compositions, and performances that evoke the era of the 1920s, and early 1930s.
Max Raabe strikes an elegant figure in his white tie and tails, and in introducing songs displays on occasions a cheeky sense of humour either verbally, or with a facial expression.
The musicians display an open delight in playing the music which again adds to the enjoyment of the audience, and the viewer.
The quality of the video, and audio, is excellent.
In fact the Cinematographer was Michael Ballhaus who has been nominated for an Oscar three times.
This DVD set, notwithstanding the absence of subtitles, is highly recommended.