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Music in the Third Reich / Erik Levi.

Author/creator Levi, Erik
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Descriptionxiv, 303 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Conservative musical reaction in the Weimar republic, 1919-33. Reactionary musical attitudes, 1919-23 ; The re-opening of Bayreuth and the Zeitschrift fur Musik ; The rise of national socialism and its influence upon musical life -- Music and state control. Towards the Gleichschaltung (co-ordination) of musical life: the struggle between Goebbels and Rosenberg ; Goebbels, the Reichsmusikkammer and the ministry of propaganda, 1934-9 ; Obstacles to Goebbels's authority ; Music and state control during the war -- Anti-semitism. The removal of the Jews: 1933 and beyond ; The Kulturbund deutscher Juden and music in the Ghetto ; Anti-semitic musical propaganda ; Redrawing the repertoire: the Aryanisation of music -- Entartete Musik: the war against modernism. The Nazi purge of modernist repertoire in 1933 ; The allgemeiner Deutscher musikverein (ADMV): a test case ; The entartete musik exhibiton ; Internationalism ; Atonality ; Neue Sachlichkeit: Hindemith and other Germans ; Jazz -- Technology serves music: radio and recording during the third reich. Radio ; Recording -- Responding to the market: music publishing in the Third Reich. Politicised music publications ; The suppression of Jewish music publishers ; The pre-eminence of Schott ; Successes of the period and its legacy -- Conformity or challenge: the opera house in the Third Reich. Opera in the Weimar republic, 1927-33 ; The Nazi take-over: from Preussischer Theaterausschuss to Reichstheaterkammer ; The Reichstheaterkammer; limitations of bureaucracy and artistic policy in Dresden, Frankfurt and Berlin ; Perspectives of repertoire, 1933-45 ; An overall assessment of operatic repertoire in the Third Reich -- Continuity or change: the symphony orchestra and its repertoire. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Orchestras in Dresden, Leipzig, Hamburg and Munich ; The Kampfbund Orchestras and the national socialist reichs symphony orchestra ; Orchestras in the occupied terriories ; A general note about repertoire -- Rewriting musical history: music literature and the musical press. The racial argument ; Music histories after 1933 ; Musical biographies ; The musical press, 1933-9 ; The musical press during the war.
Abstract In this authoritative study, one of the first to appear in English, the author explores the ambiguous relationship between music and politics during one of the darkest periods of recent cultural history. Utilising material drawn from contemporary documents, journals and newspapers, he traces the evolution of reactionary musical attitudes which were exploited by the Nazis in the final years of the Weimar Republic, chronicles the mechanisms that were established after 1933 to regiment musical life throughout Germany and the occupied territories, and examines the degree to which the climate of xenophobia, racism and anti-modernism affected the dissemination of music either in the opera house and concert hall, or on the radio and in the media.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 281-285) and index.
LCCN 93005860

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