Jalousie is a tango written by Danish composer Jacob Gade in Its Tango Tragedie [Tango Jalousie] - Chalmersspex - Filip II title is Jalousie 'Tango Tzigane' Jealousy 'Gypsy Tango' and it soon became popular around the world and is today a classic in the modern songbook. The composer claimed that the mood of the piece had been inspired by his reading a sensational news report of a crime of passion, and 'jealousy' became fixed in his mind.
Gade was principal conductor of the piece orchestra of the Palads Cinema in Copenhagen at the time he composed the piece. The first recording was made in by the Boston Pops Orchestraconducted by Arthur Fiedleron the Victor label.
The royalties from the performances of the work allowed Gade to found a charity to help young Tango Tragedie [Tango Jalousie] - Chalmersspex - Filip II musicians, called Jacob Gade's Legat. Patience Strong writing under the name Vera Bloom later provided English lyrics, the song being re-titled in Recitativo - Mozart* - Teresa Stich-Randall, Orchestre De Chambre De La Sarre*, Karl Ristenpart, Joh vocal version with the simple English translation "Jealousy".
It too proved popular. Harry James recorded a version in released in on Columbia A cover-version with amended English lyrics by Billy Fury reached No. Also inEsquivel, aka Juan Garcia Esquivelrecorded a popular "space-age" version that later gained even more currency as the soundtrack of a classic Ernie Kovacs sketch in which office supplies come to life. With and without vocals the piece by its various names has been used in numerous films,  including:.
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