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I am asking for help from any who read this. I enjoy listening to marching music, but have run into a stumbling block. For those of you who have watched the video "Hitler's 1939 Birthday Parade", does anyone know the name of the musical piece where Hitler is riding in his automobile and taking the salute of the armed forces? It sounds like a classical piece, but I do not know it. And most importantly, does anyone know the name of the marching music that is played as Hitler stands at the podium for the march-past of all three armed forces? My own girlfriend is German, and I have been to Germany twice and spoken with her father, who is a big march lover as well. He has heard the tune, and even he can't place it. So you all see the headache I've gone to to get the name of it. I would be most grateful for an answer. I have checked the net, but have come up empty.
Thank you Centurion
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Dear Centurion, the classical music played during the scene when Hitler drives under the Brandenburg gate is the finale to Anton Bruckner's 5th symphony. The conductor is probably Hans Knappertsbusch, since a postwar recording he made in the 1950's, which is offered on CD, is a practically identical interpretation. The 1942 recording of this symphony by the Berlin philharmonic conductor Furtwaengler has a hurried finale and is somewhat different. Knappertsbusch generally conducted at a slower tempo, which works better for Bruckner. The first parade march in the newsreel scene depicting the flag battalion and infantry march-past is the Revue-Marsch.
Hello Richard Tedor, Many thanks for the help on the music to Hitler's birthday parade. I GREATLY appreciate the two pointers on "Revue Marsch" and Bruckner's 5th. Again, many thanks for your help. Regards Centurion
Who is singing to Hitler at the Chancellery doorstep on his birthday? And what were they singing? The scene is always depicted in newsreel films on that day. It is an all male chorus dressed in black. Thanks for your help.
I also need help on this: what is the marching tune in the scene where the Leibstandarte SS peform a Military march for Hitler in the Chancellory? Does anyone know where to find a mp3 version of that tune? That tune is very catchy and I would love it on my mp3
1:55-3:44 Regimentsgruß (Heinrich Steinbeck)
3:45-4:01 Geschwindmarsch nach Motiven aus Quadrillen (Johann Strauß I)
4:29-5:02 some Trabmarsch...
5:02-6:59 Erzherzog Albrecht Marsch (Karl Komzák II)
7:00-7:52 can't hear anything, those tanks are too damn loud