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The Heretics’ Hour: Painting & Music in the Third Reich

October 25, 2011

Leipzig Orchestra

Leipzig Symphony performance conducted by Wagnerian C. Muck, attended by Adolf Hitler

Wilhelm Kriessmann and Rodney Martin join Carolyn for a discussion of the thriving and varied art and music life of National Socialist Germany. Dr. Kriessmann was in Austria during the 1930s, and stationed in Berlin during the wartime years of the 1940s, able to experience much of the culture that was available. Topics include:

  • The attributes of Modernism following WWI;
  • German art, degenerate art and foreign art;
  • The styles and themes of National Socialist-approved painting;
  • Music was everywhere, ranging from opera to German jazz to folk songs;
  • Wagner, Bruckner, Strauss, Pfitzner and Furtwaengler;
  • Art was highly supported and continued to be right through the war years;
  • Joseph Goebbels “diaries” still controversial.

27 MB / 32 kbps mono / 1 hour 56 min.

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