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Product Description: This book represents the first comprehensive study of the relationship between Hitler’s regime and its musical crown jewel, the Berlin Philharmonic. The Nazi’s patronage afforded the Berlin Philharmonic innumerable privileges unique among German cultural institutions...read more

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9780889629134 | Mosaic Pr, April 3, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This book represents the first comprehensive study of the relationship between Hitler’s regime and its musical crown jewel, the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Draws on previously unavailable sources to document the life of Richard Wagner's daughter-in-law, describing her close friendship with Hitler, her decision to make Bayreuth the summer gathering place for the Nazi elite throughout the 1930s, and her efforts to aid endangered Jewish acquaintances and artists.

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9780151013081 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, December 4, 2006), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Documents the life of Richard Wagner's daughter-in-law, describing her friendship with Hitler, her decision to make Bayreuth the summer gathering place for the Nazi elite in the 1930s, and her efforts to aid Jewish acquaintances and artists.

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Product Description: A sound track of Germany in the early twentieth century might conjure military music and the voice of Adolf Hitler rising above a cheering crowd. In A National Acoustics, Brian Currid challenges this reductive characterization by investigating the transformations of music in mass culture from the Weimar Republic to the end of the Nazi regime...read more

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9780816640416 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, August 28, 2006, cover price $69.00 | About this edition: A sound track of Germany in the early twentieth century might conjure military music and the voice of Adolf Hitler rising above a cheering crowd.

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9780816640423 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, August 28, 2006, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A sound track of Germany in the early twentieth century might conjure military music and the voice of Adolf Hitler rising above a cheering crowd.

Is music removed from politics? To what ends, beneficent or malevolent, can music and musicians be put? In short, when human rights are grossly abused and politics turned to fascist demagoguery, can art and artists be innocent? These questions and their implications are explored in Michael Kater's broad survey of musicians and the music they composed and performed during the Third Reich. Great and small--from Valentin Grimm, a struggling clarinetist, to Richard Strauss, renowned composer--are examined by Kater, sometimes in intimate detail, and the lives and decisions of Nazi Germany's professional musicians are laid out before the reader. Kater tackles the issue of whether the Nazi regime, because it held music in crassly utilitarian regard, acted on musicians in such a way as to consolidate or atomize the profession. Kater's examination of the value of music for the regime and the degree to which the regime attained a positive propaganda and palliative effect through the manner in which it manipulated its musicians, and by extension, German music, is of importance for understanding culture in totalitarian systems. This work, with its emphasis on the social and political nature of music and the political attitude of musicians during the Nazi regime, will be the first of its kind. It will be of interest to scholars and general readers eager to understand Nazi Germany, to music lovers, and to anyone interested in the interchange of music and politics, culture and ideology.

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9780195096200 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, January 30, 1997, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Is music removed from politics?

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9780195132427 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, April 22, 1999, cover price $56.00

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