Modern recordings/use of the Third Reich music

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Postby Schmeisser » 11 Sep 2007 17:04

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Postby sobel » 26 Apr 2008 00:19

Hi folks, I've followed this topic for quite a while and seen have many threads/links to original German military marches and songs. I would like to ask the following question, The German military have always had a strong tradition during imperial and TR times of using martial music and "soldatenleid", sung by I assume real people at the time., My question is, post war, what was the attitude towards this type of music?

I have in my collection several Vynyl LP records from the 1960's (for those who grew up with CD's, and MP3's, and too young to remember, these were bits of plastic, with music recorded on them, and played on a record player), these were songs and marchial music played and sung by the post-war Bundeswehr and include songs such as Funkerlied, panzerlied, Prussiens Gloria etc etc.
My question is, does the modern Bundeswher, atoday, actually still encourage it's members to participate in singing these traditional songs or is it now frowned upon?
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Postby Panzerjäger » 15 Aug 2008 23:24

Hello!

I'm looking for some information on some post-war recordings of some Fallschirmjäger-songs. They can be found on the internet, sometimes as war-time recordings. "Abgeschmiert aus hundert Metern" is one of these recordings.

Any information would be appreciated.

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Any marching songs from the era still used today?

Postby Felix C » 14 Nov 2017 14:16

I understand Panzerlied predates the National Socialist era. Is it still in use?
I was listening to Erika and it has no Nat-Soc attributes. A cadence song. Still in use?
Wenn die Soldaten apparently is still used.
Well you see what I refer to.

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Re: Any marching songs from the era still used today?

Postby Ivan Ž. » 14 Nov 2017 15:31

Hello, Felix

Felix C wrote:I understand Panzerlied predates the National Socialist era. Is it still in use?

The "Panzerlied" does not pre-date the NS era, it was originally an NS song. See: /viewtopic.php?f=81&t=21189#p736416
As far as I know, it is still used in Chile (they even played one of its NS arrangements, see: viewtopic.php?f=81&t=209600).

Felix C wrote:I was listening to Erika and it has no Nat-Soc attributes. A cadence song. Still in use?

Correct, "Erika" is not an NS song, it's an ordinary soldiers' love song from 1938; not sure whether it's still being sung, but I remember watching a video of BW recruits singing another song by the same composer a couple of years ago: "Es ist so schön, Soldat zu sein".

Felix C wrote:Wenn die Soldaten apparently is still used.

I don't know whether "Wenn die Soldaten" is still being sung in the army, but it's a pre-1871 song anyway = not from the "era".

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Re: Modern recordings/use of the Third Reich music

Postby Felix C » 14 Nov 2017 16:39

Thanks. I thought Panzerlied was from the early 20s. 1923 I seem to recall. before the NS era

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Re: Modern recordings/use of the Third Reich music

Postby Ivan Ž. » 14 Nov 2017 17:38

Felix C wrote:Thanks. I thought Panzerlied was from the early 20s. 1923 I seem to recall. before the NS era

No...! :) It's an early Wehrmacht cover of an NS song (the earliest known publishing date of the song: 1936; Panzertruppe formation date: 1935).

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Re: Modern recordings/use of the Third Reich music

Postby Felix C » 15 Nov 2017 02:46

understood. I read the links. very thorough


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