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Gustav-Adolf Weissenborn

Post by mty » 14 Nov 2004 00:16

In the photo of Gustav Weissenborn below, his rank seems to be that of hauptscharführer. What was his final rank and did he serve as a Musikmeister until the end of the war?
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Source: http://www.tomahawkfilms.com/

And what was the role of LSSAH musikkorps during the war? In the beginning they were having quite a lot of performances but what about 43-45? When did their last public appearance take place?


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Post by Claymore » 14 Nov 2004 11:36

Hi Mikko,

Try visiting this web-site: http://www.tomahawkfilms.com/ They have an excellent range of music CDs and also a superb book titled: 'The Military Music & Bandsmen of Adolf Hitlers Third Reich, 1933-1945' written by the man that owns Tomahawk Films, Brian Matthews (he's a very friendly guy). The book covers in detail the history of the LSSAH musikkorps as well as many other formations. The book has many pictures and is well worth buying.

There is also information regarding Gustav Weissenborn: Gustav survived the war, and worked in the wine & beer business until retirement in 1978 at the age of 66. He was also the musical director of the Langenlosheim Musical Society from 1963-1969 and also musical director of the Bad Kreuznach Concert Orchestra from 1966 up until 1978. In 1978 he donated his musical collection of 1200 music scores to the German Society of Amateur Orchestras. In 1981 he ws invited briefly out of retirement to conduct the members of the Rhine Philharmonic State Orchestra at a charity concert at Koblenz. Gustav finally passed away in 1998, his widow Elizabeth passed away the following year.

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Post by mty » 14 Nov 2004 12:59

Thanks a lot, Claymore :)

The book really seems to fulfill what I have been looking for. But before I'm going to order it I would like to know some details about it. Tomahawk Film site says: "Other in-depth chapters feature the life of a famous SS-Musikmeister..." - who is that musikmeister? It isn't mentioned anywhere in the review.

Yet another question: were there also other known band leaders / composers within the SS than hstuf. Hermann Müller-John and hauptscharführer Weissenborn?

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 03 Jul 2005 09:18

Claymore wrote:Try visiting this web-site: http://www.tomahawkfilms.com/ They have an excellent range of music CDs and also a superb book titled: 'The Military Music & Bandsmen of Adolf Hitlers Third Reich, 1933-1945' written by the man that owns Tomahawk Films, Brian Matthews (he's a very friendly guy).
Regarding the author and his "superb" works (scams), see the following topic: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1&t=205121

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Re: Gustav-Adolf Weissenborn

Post by Ivan Ž. » 18 Nov 2020 23:16

A photo published in "Kameraden auf See", on-board radio programme​ of the MS "Wilhelm Gustloff" (where Weissenborn worked as a conductor).

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Source: https://www.wilhelmgustloffmuseum.com/
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Re: Gustav-Adolf Weissenborn

Post by Ivan Ž. » 18 Nov 2020 23:19

From the same source:
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"Wilhelm Gustloff" Conductor Gustav-Adolf Weissenborn and Artistic Director Horst Braun review sheet music in the Music Hall.​​
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