Saturday, 9 May 1992

LEON IVES

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Nationality: German

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


BIOGRAPHY

Leon Ives (pseudonym of Wolfgang Tiepold) was educated as a cellist - and in that capacity, he worked with German electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze. Ives specialised in recording pop music with symphonic orchestra arrangements. He conducted the Munich Philharmonic for an album with ABBA repertoire and recorded ‘Sing Moody Blues’ in 2003 with Justin Hayward and the Frankfurt Rock Orchestra.

Sources around Klaus Schulze confirm that Wolfgang Tiepold must have passed away before 2020, but no further reliable information has since been found.

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 

Leon Ives arranged and conducted the 1992 Austrian entry, ‘Zusammen geh’n’, a classical Eurovision ballad, composed by Dieter Bohlen and performed by Tony Wegas. The orchestration includes an unusual yet original cello solo at the beginning of the song. Austria finished tenth in a field of 23 competing countries in that year's contest in Malmö.

EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR

1992 Malmö
Country – Austria
Song title – "Zusammen geh’n"
Rendition – Tony Wegas 
Lyrics – Joachim Horn-Bernges
Composition – Dieter Bohlen
Studio arrangement – Dieter Bohlen / Leon Ives
Live orchestration – Leon Ives
Conductor – Leon Ives
Score – 10th place (63 votes)

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