Online Discography

Tri-Ergon Musik-Aktiengesellschaft, Berlin

Please note: This is a discographical catalog - items are NOT available for sale from us
Achtung: Dies ist eine Discographie - die Platten stehen NICHT zum Verkauf

 This is a preliminary and incomplete draft. If you can add, please get in touch. This listing was compiled in close cooperation with Andreas Schmauder (Horben). Among those who have provided information are the following: Renee Aagard (Denmark), Arkivet for ljud och bild (Stockholm), Rinus Blijleven (Amstelveen), Ralf Bönschen (Dortmund), Bundesarchiv (Koblenz), Heinz Büttner (Köln), Deutsches Musikarchiv (Berlin), Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (Frankfurt am Main), Björn Englund (Stockholm), John C. DeMetrick (Cluj), Bill Dean-Myatt (UK), Deutsches Musikarchiv (Berlin), Björn Englund (Stockholm), Patrik Forss (Turku), Joachim Freese (Pfalz), John Gibbs (Washington), Klaus Grund (Kiel), Günther Grunow (Radebeul), Michael Gunrem (La Ferté-Milon), Wolfdieter Jordan (Hamburg), Hans Koert (Heinkenszand), Michael Konhäuser (Frankfurt/Main), Thomas Krispens (), Rainer Künzler (), Willy Kyburz (Basel), Michael Ladwig (Hannover), Frank Lotz (Bonn), Kevork Marouchian (München), Robert Masopust (Basel), Renato D. Menrare R. (Santiago de Chile), Bernd Meyer-Rähnitz (Dresden), Norbert Nitsche (Wien), Åke Nyke (Stockholm), Jan Onderwater (Amsterdam), Enrico Pigorsch (Dresden), Hendrik Schreiner, Didi Schulze (La Ferté-Milon), Walter Schwanzer (Österreich), Georg Schwarz (Dresden), Sibeliusmuseum (Turku), Statsbiblioteket (Aarhus), Henning Trab (Aarhus), Peter Tschupp (Yverdon-les-Bains), Jerome F. Weber (Utica), Manfred Weihermüller† (Bonn), Konrad Weisrad ( ), Jörg Werner (Leipzig), Frank Wernicke(); Matthias Wilmshorst (), Joe Winstanley (), Hans Peter Woessner (Zürich), Oliver Wurl (Berlin)


Tri-Ergon all issues



Tri-Ergon 200-399: 20cm Etikett blau (Preisklasse III)
Tri-Ergon 1000-1299: 30cm Etikett grün (Preisklasse II)

Tri-Ergon 1500-Serie: 25cm Etikett grün

Tri-Ergon 2000-2199: 25cm Etikett braun
Tri-Ergon 5000-5299: 25cm Etikett grün (Preisklasse II)
Tri-Ergon 5300-5499: 25cm Etikett grün (Preisklasse II)
Tri-Ergon 5500-5699: 25cm Etikett grün (Preisklasse II)
Tri-Ergon 5700-5899: 25cm Etikett grün (Preisklasse II)
Tri-Ergon 5900-6099: 25cm Etikett grün (Preisklasse II)

Tri.Ergon 6000-6005: 25cm Etikett (Tschechische Serie)

Tri-Ergon 6021-6035: 25cm Etikett grün (Holländische Serie)
Tri-Ergon 6100-6299: 25cm Etikett grün (Preisklasse II)
Tri-Ergon 6500-6599: 25cm Etikett grün (Französische Serie)
Tri-Ergon 10000-10099: 30cm Etikett weinrot (Preisklasse I)
Tri-Ergon 20000-20099: 30cm Etikett weinrot (Preisklasse I)
Tri-Ergon J-K: 30cm Etikett grün

Tri-Ergon Filmbegleitplatten: 40cm Etikett schwarz/weiss

Tri-Ergon WHW 1931-1932: Winterhilfswerk  25cm braun und blau

Tri-Ergon „Bildplatten“: 25cm mehrfarbig


Audio-Vox Sprachinstitut, 25cm, rotbraun und grün

Bellaphon, 25cm getönte Etiketten

Christschall: 25cm und 30cm

Colorit 100-173:      25cm Etikett grün (Schweden)

Colorit 3001-3199: 25cm Etikett schwarz
Colorit 3200-3299: 25cm Etikett schwarz
Colorit 3300-4199: 25cm Etikett schwarz

Colorit 4000-4099: 25 cm Etikett (Tschechoslowakei)
Colorit 6000-6199: 25cm Etikett schwarz
    Some label variations: Colorit and Bellaphon


National 600-699:   25cm (Dänemark)

National A.5000-:   30cm  (Dänemark)

Printophon Bildplatten: 25cm mehrfarbig (Schweiz)
Printophon Werbeplatten: 25cm mehrfarbig (Schweiz)

Sonora: Serie, 25cm (Norwegen)

Sonora: Serie 25cm (Schweden)

Star 5000-6299: 25cm dunkelgrün (Schweden)
Star C.8000-8200: 25cm (Tschechoslowakei)  dunkelgrün
Star Bildplatten: 25cm Etikett bunt (Schweden)
Star Konsums Språkskivor: 25cm (Schweden)

The Talkie Way: 25cm Etikett hellrot


Tri-Ergon Test 2004 Always (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon TE 5317 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon TE 546 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon K 6001 (Rainer E. Lotz)
Tri-Ergon TE 6525 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon TE 264 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon TE 5492 Test Musterplatte (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon TE 2114 (Rainer E. Lotz)
Tri-Ergon TE 20005 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon TE 5706 Gustav Stresemann (Rainer E. Lotz) Colorit 3206 Deutsche Volkspartei (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Winterhilfe 1931 (Rainer E. Lotz)
Tri-Ergon TE. 4063 Ata-Reklame Bildplatte (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon TE 4921 Persil-Reklame Bildplatte (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon National 610 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon National Papier-Hülle (Rainer E. Lotz)
Tri-Ergon Audio-Vox Sprachinstitut (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Audio-Vox Sprachinstitut Espanol (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri_Ergon Star TE 8178 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Star Photo Electro flexibel (Rainer E. Lotz)
Tri-Ergon Colorit 3198 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Colorit 3234 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Colorit 3226 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Colorit 3204 (Rainer E. Lotz)
Tri-Ergon Bellaphon 3019 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Bellaphon 3036 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Bellaphon 3043 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Bellaphon 3081 (Rainer E. Lotz)
Tri-Ergon Bellaphon 3089 (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Papier-Hülle (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Papier-Hülle (Rainer E. Lotz) Tri-Ergon Papier-Hülle (Rainer E. Lotz)


Please note that the distinction between A- and B-sides is fictional - the actual records bear no side identifications. Further explanations:

M = Musik, music or composer
T = Text , lyrics or lyricist
NE followed by month/ and year = Neuerscheinung, date of first release
K = Katalog, catalog in which the item was listed

40cm diameter discs: without prefix
30cm diameter discs: without prefix
25cm diameter discs: prefix „0”
20cm diameter discs: prefix „00”

So far, no alternate takes have been detected. Almost all matrix numbers have the suffix "m" followed by a number from 1 to 4. The meaning of these suffixes could not be clarified so far. Since issues with different numbers (m1, m2, etc.) appear to be aurally identical, they are not takes but presumably chronologically successive transfers from the film (the original recording medium) to press shells for discs.On 40cm diameter film sound-track discs, a suffix digit defines the sequence of discs, e.g., TE.40-7 would be disc number 7 of soundtrack number 40..

Tri-Ergon recorded three times in Stockholm. The results were issued on flexible "Star" records (sold in cooperative stores). The matrix numbers are perfectly consecutive for each visit. Only a few instrumentals (by the Eichwald orchestra) were issued on Tri-Ergon in Germany.
After Tri-Ergon operations terminated in Germany, a French 6500 series continued for a brief period of time. All other foreign recordings are incorporated in the main 5000-6299 series.
The flexible Bellaphon and Colorit discs were mainly marketed in Austria, but - apart from a few masters obtained from the US - used exclusively Tri-Ergon regular masters, no original recordings.
A handful of original Tri-Ergon masters have never been issued by Tri-Ergon, but on Christschall and Sonora. These are listed separately.

If you have additions or corrections: Please contact us by e-mail: Rainer E. Lotz
  UPDATE: 22023-02-27


Rainer E. Lotz
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