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Re: Question 79

Post by Teppeny » 22 Aug 2019 10:29

I guess it's "Wenn alle untreu werden" !

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Re: Question 79

Post by Ivan Ž. » 22 Aug 2019 11:16

Well guessed, Teppeny!

It is the ending of Niel's "Wer sich uns entgegenstellt, der fällt!" (Anyone who opposes us will fall!), his only known song dedicated to the SS, featuring motives from the SS anthem, "Wenn alle untreu werden".

It was previously discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=81&t=94321&start=195#p2017236
Ivan Ž. wrote:
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"Wer sich uns entgegenstellt, der fällt!" - one of the most powerful marches of Niel's, featuring motives from the SS anthem (Wenn alle untreu werden). The vocal part was announced with the opening tune of the SS anthem (Wenn alle untreu werden, so bleiben wir doch treu), and the entire composition ends with the closing tune of the SS anthem (Wir woll'n das Wort nicht brechen...) - but in the Niel/Walden lively oompah-oompah style.


Note: And that is what a true SS song sounded like. A brutal, anti-Semitic song (see the lyrics), portraying the essence of the SS. Nothing like the prewar love song "Erika", which the ignorant internet population, despite all the bees and flowers in it, wrongfully ties to this organisation.

Your turn, Teppeny! ;)

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Question 80

Post by Teppeny » 23 Aug 2019 13:38

So it's my turn !

Try to guess that song:


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Re: Question 80

Post by Maikowski » 23 Aug 2019 14:19

Hello Teppeny and all !

Well, I would say "Die dunkle Nacht ist nun vorbei".
Am I right ?

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Re: Question 80

Post by Teppeny » 23 Aug 2019 14:21

Hello Maiko !

You are right, it's "Die dunkle Nacht ist nun vorbei" from the movie "Das Gewehr über!"

Your turn now !

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Question 81

Post by Maikowski » 23 Aug 2019 20:19

Thank you Teppeny !
I would also add that the melody of “Die dunkle Nacht ist nun vorbei” was re-used by the french Foreign Legion under the title “Contre les Viets” shortly after the end of WW2, actually during the Indochina war.

So, as it is my turn now, next question will be:
Which well-known SA song written in 1925 is said to have been sung for the first time in public on Feb. 21st 1926 at the funeral of SA-Mann Fritz Renz, who had been killed in a fight against members of the Reichsbanner ?

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 23 Aug 2019 20:38

Maikowski wrote:
23 Aug 2019 20:19
I would also add that the melody of “Die dunkle Nacht ist nun vorbei” was re-used by the french Foreign Legion under the title “Contre les Viets” shortly after the end of WW2, actually during the Indochina war.
A brief note: "Contre les Viets" was a cover of "Contre les rouges", a French WWII volunteer (anti-Communist) song set to the melody of "Die dunkle Nacht ist nun vorbei". A (live) wartime recording of "Contre les rouges" can be found in the Serp "Les Waffen SS" LP set (LP 2, track 14). There's also a German paratrooper song set to the same tune, entitled "Komm mit, Kamerad" (see CD "Grüne Teufel").

Sorry for interrupting - carry on! ;)

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Re: Question 81

Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Aug 2019 22:52

Maiko (and everyone else), don't forget to post a hint if there's no response to your question ;)

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Re: Question 81

Post by GregSingh » 30 Aug 2019 12:39

Als die goldne Abendsonne ?
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Re: Question 81

Post by Maikowski » 05 Sep 2019 09:55

Correct ! :thumbsup:
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Re: Question 81

Post by Maikowski » 05 Sep 2019 09:56

Congratulations GregSingh and my apologies to you and to everyone for the late response. I was away for a while with no access to the internet… :roll:

Your turn now :milwink:

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Question 82

Post by GregSingh » 08 Sep 2019 10:06

Here is the next one:

Which musical composition was the highlight of Hitler's birthday concert in Berlin on 19th of April 1942 ?
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Re: Question 82

Post by Ivan Ž. » 15 Sep 2019 17:56

Hello, Greg

On the eve of Hitler's 53rd birthday, the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Furtwängler, performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

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