Carl de Groof

Born: December 3rd, 1923, Vienna (Austria)
Died: January 18th, 2007, Javea (Spain)
Nationality: Austrian

In the 1950s and 1960s, Carl de Groof made several recordings for labels such as Austroton and Polydor with his orchestra. Moreover, he composed the scores of countless films, amongst which “3. November 1918” and “Das Haus auf dem Hügel”. In 1969, he wrote the music to the TV series “Der alte Richter”.

Carl de Groof was the first Austrian conductor in the Eurovision Song Contest. He accompanied singer Bob Martin in Frankfurt during his rendition of “Wohin, kleines Pony?”, Austria’s debut entry in the contest. Unfortunately, this attractive example of Countryschlager came last in a contest dominated by chanson.

In due course, a more extensive biography on Carl de Groof will be published on this website.


Songs conducted
1957: Wohin, kleines Pony