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Anton Karas (July 7, 1906 – January 10, 1985) was a Viennese zither player, best known for his soundtrack to Carol Reed's The Third Man.

The son of a car worker, Anton Karas began playing the Zither at the age of 12. He subsequently earned his living as an entertainer in a Heurige (Viennese Wine Bar). In 1949 director Carol Reed was shooting The Third Man in Vienna when he heard Karas playing the zither. Immediately…

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  • ~.~
  • Fantastic soundtrack. Too bad I had my artist tag screwed up for the majority of my plays.
  • If someone could upload an original recording of Anton Karas or any cd's they own with Zither music composed by him in v0 lame, 320kbps mp3 or FLAC. I'd be really grateful. A link to a working download of the above would be much appreciated as well, bear the quality of the upload in mind. All I have found up until now is a abysmal 128kbps rip :( Please leave a shout or send me a message. One particular album I'm looking for is "The Third Man Theme And Other Viennese Favorites" Many thanks in advance!
  • Also I listen to this soundtrack way too often.
  • The camera angles in this movie are genius, not to mention the acting, directing, writing, and music.
  • Does anybody know if there's a version of "The Third Man" soundtrack available that has no spoken parts from the movie in it, just the music?
  • i think the third man may be my favourite film.
  • \o/
  • Klassiker der 40er Jahre schlechthin

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