Georg Blumensaat (1901-1945)

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Georg Blumensaat (1901-1945)

Post by Auceps » 02 Apr 2019 21:51

I think this person deserves a bit more attention concerning the songs that he wrote and that were played in the Third Reich in the movies or were simply recorded.

A photo of him:
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Re: Georg Blumensaat

Post by Auceps » 02 Apr 2019 21:58

Here is a recording made by him when he was active at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin; maybe someone could help with the year? As far as I know, it was made when he was still a student (he was a lecturer there as well, but in the late 1930s).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmSo1F6xzCI

Later he was a HJ member and composed some music for the BDM as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGLTzaDtF4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMBosG0e4EA

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Re: Georg Blumensaat

Post by GregSingh » 03 Apr 2019 01:13

From 1 November 1941 - Direktor der Landesmusikschule des Gaues Wartheland in Posen

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Re: Georg Blumensaat

Post by Auceps » 03 Apr 2019 01:54

Thanks for the information! Now it's finally clear which post in Posen he took after leaving the Hochschule in 1940.

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Re: Georg Blumensaat

Post by ansata1976 » 18 Apr 2019 11:53

Georg Blumensaat composed some marches:

Berliner Fahnenmarsch (nach dem Lied: Auf, hebt unsere Fahnen) 1938
Bamberger Fahnenmarsch (nach dem Lied: Heilige Fahne, heiliges Licht) 1938
Schweriner Fahnenmarsch (nach dem Lied: Ein junges Volk steht auf) 1938
Nürnberger Fahnenmarsch (nach dem Lied: Unter der Fahne schreiten wir) 1938

Which other marches did Georg Blumensaat compose?

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Re: Georg Blumensaat (1901-1945)

Post by Auceps » 18 Aug 2020 21:41

According to the annual report of the Hochschule für Musik Berlin-Charlottenburg, Georg Blumensaat was the chairman of the student committee (Vorsitzender des Studentenausschusses) there and also sent his congratulations to the 50th birthday of professor Franz Schrecker.

Source: Schünemann, Georg (Ed.): Staatliche akademische Hochschule für Musik in Berlin zu Charlottenburg. Jahresbericht vom 1. Oktober 1927 bis zum 30. September 1928. Berlin 1928, p. 47.

Also since 1936 there were plans to organize a military music school like later in Bückeburg in cooperation the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, for which Georg Blumensaat as a renown Hitlerjugend composer was forseen as a principal. Also it is mentioned that he was an apprentice of Hindermith (I assume it was Paul Hindermith).

Source: Kaufmann, Michael Gerhard: "… im Südwesten des Reichs Träger und Künder deutschen Geistes …". Die "Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe am Rhein" und ihr Direktor Franz Philipp, in: Günther, Georg / Nägele, Reiner (Eds.): Musik in Baden-Württemberg. Jahrbuch 1999. Stuttgart 1999, pp. 27-48, here p. 28.

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Re: Georg Blumensaat (1901-1945)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Oct 2020 21:43

An excellent 1937 photo of Blumensaat in HJ uniform.

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