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Sdt wrote:These books are probably interesting:
Music in the Third Reich
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Music-Third-Rei ... 0333646932
The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich
Michael H. Kater
http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Muse-Musi ... 94-1356137
Ivanwss wrote:Collecting Third Reich Recordings
Stuart C. McKenzie
- around 120 pages
- more than 50 photos
- near 20 pages with photos of original records
I would recommend this book only to beginners.
It has 3 parts:
1. The history of military music, Third Reich music and broadcasting
2. The pre-1945 recordings
3. The post war recordings
The book, in general, is a nice work, but without many informations.
To me, it seems more like a long introduction.
What should be one of the most important subjects in a book like this are music bands, of course;
when we collect recordings, the 3 most important things are
- recordings (list of existing / collected)
Well, there is almost absolutely nothing about them,
except for the LSSAH band, which got a couple of pages in this book,
but mostly for their photos (4-5 of them).
In text about Heer bands is only mentioned (in a couple of sentences)
band of Inf.Regt."Großdeutschland" and nothing else.
You will find 10 times more in a booklet of Brandenburg Historica's CD "Großdeutschland".
Luftwaffe bands - only Regt. "General Göring" and Wachbataillon der Luftwaffe,
but, again, only in a couple of sentences. Nothing interesting, no list of their recordings (or at least some of them).
None of the Kriegsmarine bands is mentioned.
Civilian bands, vocal-groups, singers - nothing.
After this chapter is a one-page-text about music from occupied & NS countries.
There is absolutely nothing here.
Next is a fine text about recording techniques, followed by photos of shellacs,
which are probably most interesting in this book.
Final chapter is about collecting postwar LPs and CDs.
Some of them I've already mentioned here
and I don't think I should explain how "interesting" this chapter is.
All in all, as I wrote, it is a nice little book,
but - only for future collectors...
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