He wrote with Michael Cretu the music for the song "Steady Me" from Sandra. Played the guitar on the record "Schwarzer Engel" from Michael Cretu´s 1985 solo-project "Cretu" and he had many years with Michael a music partner-/friendship...

text: Peter Cornelius

Born Jan. 29th 1951 in Vienna. Started Peter his career on stage in Berlin and Hamburg in the musical "Hair". After his study he formed in 1970 his first band "Peter Cornelius and the Leaves". But his succes came after his ORF(Austrian)-TV appearence in "Showchance 1973" with "Die Wolk´n". His second record "Hampelmann" was a smash-hit which stood for 3 weeks on the nr.1 spot of the Austrian hitparade. At the beginning of 1975 United Artists-records released his first album "Fleckerlteppich".

"Ein Rose Aus Papier", "Fleckerlteppich ", "Telefon-nummer" and "Calafatti " are his succes-titles with which he established a good name in the music-scene.

In 1978 he went back to the stages, now of the Vienna-Theatre, with Ivan Rebroff in "Das Glass Wasser".

But his succes really started in 1979, became popular in Germany, when Michael Cretu became his producer. With " Der Kaffee Ist Fertig" (1980) they presented a classicer. "Du Entschuldige I Kenn Di" (1981), " Reif Für Die Insel" (1982), " Es Wird Immer Sein Wie's Immer War" (1983)," Segel Im Wind" and "Zufällig" (1990) are their greatest hits.

At the end of the eighties the team Cretu/Cornelius split and Peter went back from Munich to Vienna.

In 1993 they prolong their music-partnership with the release of the duo-LP: "Cornelius + Cretu".

Most succesful Cornelius(/Cretu) albums:
"Zwei", "Reif Für Die Insel" (1982), "Streicheleinheiten", "Fata Morgana " (1983), "Süchtig" (1985).



text: discography

7"-records(singles)
  • Bevor I Geh´
  • 19826005 275*
  • Der Kafee Ist Fertig
  • 19806003 843*
  • Du Entschuldige - I Kenn´ Di
  • 198x6005 159*
  • Du wirst mi immer Ändern
  • 1983106 164-100*
  • Erde, Feuer, Wasser, Luft
  • 19826005 265*
  • Es Ist Nie Zu Spät
  • 19806005 078*
  • Es Wird Immer Sei´ Wie´s Immer War
  • 1983105 791-100
  • Forever
  • 197636 192 AT
  • Irgendwann Im Nächsten Leb´n
  • 1986108 228-100
  • Mei Engerl
  • 1984107 725-100
  • Nie Wie Unsere Eltern
  • 1987109 501
  • Reif Für Die Insel
  • 19816005 197*
  • Sanft Ist Unsere Kampf
  • 19886.15060 AC
  • Segel Im Wind
  • 1985733 001
  • Streicheleinheiten
  • 19816005 172*
  • Treib mir net zum Wahnsinn...
  • 1987109 109-100
  • Weihnacht 2001 (promo)
  • 1983106 058-000*
    German LP & CD releases
  • Cornelius '87
  • 1987CD: 258 378-222
  • Der Kafee Ist Fertig...
  • 1980LP: 6305 420*
  • Fata Morgana
  • 1983LP: 205 740-365*
  • Fata Morgana
  • 1983CD: 610 044-222*
  • Liederbuch
  • 198x2LP: 816 030-1
  • Meine Grossen Erfolge...
  • 1983CD: 830 478-2*
  • Meisterstuecke
  • 1995CD: 550 971-2
  • Ohne Filter
  • 1982LP: 6435 189*
  • Reif Für Die Insel
  • 1981LP: 6435 122*
  • Reif Für Die Insel
  • 198xCD: 834 833-2*
  • Sehnsucht
  • 1990CD: CD 3666
  • Streicheleinheiten
  • 1982LP: 2475 575*
  • Süchtig
  • 1984610 293-222
  • Zwei
  • 1980LP: 64325 074*
  • Zwei
  • 198xCD: 814 711-2Q*
    (* = with Michael Cretu)


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