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A Jewish orchestra in Nazi Germany : musical politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League / Lily E. Hirsch.

Author/creator Hirsch, Lily E., 1979-
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
Publication InfoAnn Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2010.
Descriptionviii, 258 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Introduction -- Why the league? -- What is Jewish music? the League and the dilemmas of musical identity -- Performing a "Jewish repertoire" : Weill, Schoenberg, and Bloch -- "German music," lieder, and the Austrian Franz Schubert -- Handel, Verdi, and national pride -- Beyond ethnic loyalties -- The legacy of the League.
Review "The Jewish Culture League was created in Berlin in June 1933, the only organization in Nazi Germany in which Jews were not only allowed but encouraged to participate in music, both as performers and as audience members. Lily E. Hirsch's A Jewish Orchastra in Nazi Germany is the first book to seriously investigate and parse the complicated questions the existence of this unique organization raised, such as why the Nazis would promote Jewish music when, in the rest of Germany, it was banned. The government's insistence that the League perform only Jewish music also presented the organization's leaders and membership with perplexing conundrums: what exactly is Jewish music? Who qualifies as a Jewish composer? And, if it is true that the Nazis conceived of the League as a propaganda tool, did Jewish participation in its activities amount to collaboration?"--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 215-239) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Hirsch, Lily E., 1979- Jewish orchestra in Nazi Germany. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2010
LCCN 2009024922
ISBN9780472117109 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0472117106 (cloth : alk. paper)

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