Peter Croyder ( him. Peter Kreuder , August 18, 1905 , Aachen - June 28, 1981 , Salzburg ) - German and Austrian composer , pianist and conductor . He is the author of more than 4,000 musical works, including operas, operettas, musicals, and film music.
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|Date of Birth||August 18, 1905|
|Place of Birth||Aachen|
|Date of death||June 28, 1981 (75 years)|
|Place of death||Salzburg|
|A country||German Empire, Weimar Republic, Third Reich, Germany, Austria|
composer , film composer , pianist , conductor
Already at the age of 6 he gave a concert of works by Mozart on the piano in the Gürzenich Concert Hall in Cologne . He studied in Munich , Berlin and Hamburg .
In 1930, for the first time, his film music was played - it was the film “Behind the Red Walls of Lichterfelde”. After that, he participated in writing music for the glorified film “ Blue Angel ”.
In the early 1930s. his mistress was singer Maria Loseva (Mary Losseff).
In 1932 he joined the Nazi party (membership card 1.275.600), from which he left as early as 1934. 
In the years of the Third Reich, Cruyder collaborated with the regime, in particular, writing propaganda music for the film “Yesterday and Today” (1938) by Hans Steinhoff , the march of the SA 70 million - one blow march by the SA group (after the Anschluss the song was renamed “75 million” , and its text has been completely rewritten) and others. His hit “Musik, Musik, Musik” (known from the first line of the chorus “I don’t need millions,” German Ich brauche keine Millionen ) was very widely known. During the war years he composed entertainment music with jazz elements, in which the saxophone was often used, not welcomed by Nazi propaganda .
In 1939 he emigrated to Sweden, but already in 1941 he was forced to return under the threat of his relatives being placed in a concentration camp . In the fall of 1943, he refused to hold concerts in the Rhineland, which was particularly heavily bombed, which made him fall out of favor with the authorities. Despite this, he still wrote music for films and was not expelled from the Imperial Chamber of Music and was not sent to the front "for educational purposes," as the Nazis did to many other disgraced artists. 
After the war, continued to be popular, in particular, a number of records with records of his performances on the piano.
He wrote musicals for Zara Leander ( Lady aus Paris and Madame Scandaleuse ) and Johannes Heightsa ( Bel Ami ). During a world tour with Josephine, Baker visited 4 continents. His latest musical, Lola Montez , was first performed in 2003.
In 1945 he received Austrian citizenship, retaining German.
He was buried at the Eastern Cemetery in Munich (grave number 55-19-2).
- Michael H. Kater: Gewagtes Spiel. Jazz im Nationalsozialismus . Köln 1995, S. 187 / Fred K. Prieberg : Handbuch Deutsche Musiker 1933-1945 , CD-Rom-Lexikon, Kiel 2004, S. 3.972.
- Michael H. Kater: Gewagtes Spiel. Jazz im Nationalsozialismus , S. 340
- Peter Kreuder: Nur Puppen haben keine Tränen. Erinnerungen . dtv, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-423-20660-8 .
- Rainer E. Lotz: Discographie der deutschen Tanzmusik . Band 3. Birgit Lotz Verlag, Bonn 1994, ISBN 3-9802656-9-2 , viii, S. 559–836
(enthält eine Auflistung allergic Schellack-Schallplatten von Peter Kreuder, S. 701-754).