Wolfgang Rödelberger

Born: July 11th, 1934, Stolp (Germany, modern-day Słupsk, Poland)
Died: April 1st, 2010, Munich (Germany)
Nationality: German

Wolfgang Rödelberger was a guitarist who played in several jazz ensembles. From the early 1970s onwards, he worked as a studio arranger in Munich, often with artists contracted by producer Ralph Siegel. Rödelberger’s wrote orchestrations for Nicole, Costa Cordalis, Roberto Blanco, Karel Gott, Dschinghis Khan, and Peter Alexander. For Katja Ebstein, he wrote the magnificent arrangement to ‘Ich bin ein Berliner Kind’. Compositions by Rödelberger were recorded by Freddy Quinn and Peter Maffay.

Wolfgang Rödelberger arranged and conducted two West German entries, both composed and produced by Ralph Siegel: ‘Theater’ by Katja Ebstein in 1980 and ‘Johnny Blue’ by Lena Valaitis in 1981. Both songs finished second.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Wolfgang Rödelberger will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1980: Theater
1981: Johnny Blue