Mein Feld ist die Welt [Marsch]

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Mein Feld ist die Welt [Marsch]

Post by Auceps » 28 Jul 2018 21:02

It seems that this march recorded by Carl Woitschach could have possible connections to Hapag (Hamburg-American Line):

This motto Mein Feld ist die Welt 'my field is the world' was used by the Hapag and its general director Albert Ballin. In Cuxhaven it was placed upon the entrance of the company's office:
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Re: Mein Feld ist die Welt [Marsch]

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Jul 2018 13:00

Not sure whether the march was tied to the Hapag or not, but it's interesting to note who was "hiding" under the pseudonyms of Lemeau and Faneau - two well known German Jewish bandleaders/composers: Lemeau = Felix Lehmann (best known as Fred Bird), Faneau = Hans Ailbout.

The march was probably composed shortly before it was recorded (1928).

There were at least five more marches with that slogan: "Mein Feld ist die Welt!" Op. 34 by Max Jancovius (1900), "Mein Feld die Welt" Op. 499 by Carl Michael Ziehrer (1900), "Mein Feld ist die Welt" Op. 128 by F. Fickl (1906), "Mein Feld die Welt" by Hermann Ludwig Blankenburg (1911) and "Mein Feld die Welt" by Emil Toft (date unknown; Toft died in 1918). None of them was tied to the Hapag, as far as I know.

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Re: Mein Feld ist die Welt [Marsch]

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Jul 2018 16:38

Ivan Ž. wrote:
29 Jul 2018 13:00
"Mein Feld die Welt" Op. 499 by Carl Michael Ziehrer (1900)
Ziehrer's piece:


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Re: Mein Feld ist die Welt [Marsch]

Post by Auceps » 30 Jul 2018 16:05

Thanks, Ivan! :) Neither I've heard about other piece nor that Ailbout is actually Jewish.

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Re: Mein Feld ist die Welt [Marsch]

Post by Ivan Ž. » 30 Jul 2018 17:33

He was half-Jewish and had a special Goebbels' permission to continue working during the Nazi rule. But his name rarely appeared on records after 1933. (The Nazis made exceptions for exceptional musicians whose talent could be used for propaganda purposes; for example, famous lyricist Bruno Balz, a homosexual, was also allowed to continue working, after being arrested several times because of his sexual orientation.)

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