Sunday, January 9, 2011

Entartete Musik Revisited

(Photo: Robert Millard/The New York Times)
"But according to family lore, something thrilling happened when a tin-pot thug and demagogue named Hitler called on Walter Braunfels, the composer of the runaway hit Die Vögel (The Birds), in Munich. It was 1923, the year of the Beer Hall Putsch, an early Nazi attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic, and Hitler wanted Braunfels to write an anthem for the brownshirts on the march." [Source]

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