The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich (Hardback)Fritz Trumpi (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"Apart from a few studies of Entartete Musik (degenerate music), and Verdr ngte Musik (suppressed music), a reticence about the Nazi years among German-speaking historians of music has largely held until very recently. For his part in breaking the silence, Fritz Tr mpi deserves our gratitude."
--Claremont Review of Books
"Given the heavy and heady nature of the subject matter, The Political Orchestra is far from an easy read, but those willing to invest the requisite time and consideration will find that Tr mpi has masterfully shed light on this previously overlooked time in the world of European classical music."--Spectrum Culture
"The Political Orchestra is a product of extensive new research into the hitherto suppressed history of orchestral life in Germany and Austria during the Nazi era, and most importantly, the years leading up to it."--Classical Voice America
"A brilliant survey of the politics that underpin, and differentiate, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic. . . . This extremely valuable and original contribution to the political and musical history of central Europe is must reading. . . . Highly recommended."
"The tale that it tells is both compelling and disturbing, especially to anyone who clings to the belief that high art is ennobling to the spirit."
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