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Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Annelie » 30 Jul 2014 12:35

http://www.amazon.com/Das-Reichsorchest ... sorchester
Reichsorchester.jpg
Has anyone here bought this DVD?

What was your opinion of it?

thanks

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Berlin Philarmonic in France 1942

Post by Georges JEROME » 01 Oct 2015 13:40

On 17 and 18 mai 1942, 2 concerts of the Berlin Philarmonic were organised in non occupied France at Marseille then Lyon. It was part of the cultural political Policy of Germany in France.
If the concert in Marseille was ok with french civilian police in the theater (report of Generalkonsul and SS-Oberführer Frhr. von Spiegel to AA) there is trouble for the second one in Lyon, protestations merge and the concert stand under high protection of french uniform police forces. 50 - 60 personnes were arrested report the Times of 23 may 1942.
Following this incident, Goebbels decided that no more german cultural exhibition southern France only in area under Military Administration.
Therefore on november 1942, Hitler decided invasion of the southern France in regard of Operation Torch in north africa.

So the problem was solved.


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Re: Berlin Philarmonic in France 1942

Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Oct 2015 07:45

Ha! A rather interesting historical detail, thanks for sharing, Georges! :)

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 13 Oct 2015 19:38

Annelie wrote:Has anyone here bought this DVD?

What was your opinion of it?
A well made documentary! I highly recommend it. It includes interviews with the surviving members of the orchestra and their descendants, as well as reports on the expelled Jewish and (after the war) Nazi members. Many good quality period clips too. A rather fair portrait of the orchestra during the III Reich period in my humble opinion, maybe just a bit too much denazified (for example, there was no mention of them recording the Nazi propaganda songs); but the overall picture of the orchestra seems about right, with a healthy dose of criticism.

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Re: Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Annelie » 13 Oct 2015 20:18

Thankyou Ivan.

Shall go ahead and order it.

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Re: Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Auceps » 27 Jan 2019 03:13

More interesting news: The Berliner Philharmoniker will release a 22-CD-Box with recordings made with Wilhelm Furtwängler for the German Radio between 1939 and 1945:
https://www.berliner-philharmoniker-rec ... dings.html

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Re: Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Annelie » 21 Sep 2019 15:06

Not inexpensive

(Wilhelm Furtwängler: The Radio Recordings 1939–1945

Remastered – 22 SACD – 184p book

US$ 229.00

Excl. shipping)

For me it would be over $350.00 plus not sure I like remastered.

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