Hitler's birthday newsreel soundtracks

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Hitler's birthday newsreel soundtracks

Post by Centurion » 27 Aug 2004 05:05

Hello all,

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.

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Centurion

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Re: 1939

Post by Heinrich George » 29 Aug 2004 21:11

I don't know the name of the march but I am pretty sure that the entry music is from the 4th movement of Bruckner's 5th Symphony. Both recordings listed at Amazon are out of stock.

The best period recording is the Furtwängler conducted BPO performance of October 28, 1942, issued by DG about 15 years ago.

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Re: 1939

Post by Centurion » 29 Aug 2004 23:55

Many thanks Heinrich,
I've been looking for info on that for quite some time, and this is the first solid lead. I will check out Bruckner.

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Re: 1939

Post by richard tedor » 24 Sep 2004 16:14

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.

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Re: 1939

Post by Centurion » 01 Oct 2004 16:19

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

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Re: 1939

Post by eyelessingaza » 03 Oct 2004 14:37

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.

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Re: 1939

Post by Heinrich George » 07 Oct 2004 19:13

"As midnight (April 19) approached, a choir of his SS Lifeguards began to sing in the courtyard." - David Irving, The Warpath, p. 199

I haven't seen the film in a long time but I assume the same choir is singing on the morning of April 20. Irving states that the Leibstandarte band began playing at 0800.

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Re: 1939

Post by Fubbik » 03 Dec 2004 18:48

richard tedor wrote:The first parade march in the newsreel scene depicting the flag battalion and infantry march-past is the Revue-Marsch.

Revue meaning troup review. The composer´s name was August Reckling.

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Re: 1939

Post by Helmut Von Moltke » 23 Sep 2005 10:23

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

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Re: 1939

Post by mty » 23 Jan 2006 15:34

This being just a guess but could it be something specially composed for the event? I have never heard that before or in any other connection than during Führer's birthday celebration.

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Re: 1939

Post by Plavá bestie » 31 Jul 2007 22:58

Does anyone know the name of the music and site where can be downloaded? It started at 04:29. Thank you in advance.
Plavá bestie.


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Re: 1939

Post by Schmeisser » 01 Aug 2007 12:34

I am also looking for this march :)

And who knows all marches in this part?


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Re: 1939

Post by FreiDurchDieTat » 02 Aug 2007 13:13

From the second video, I make a few guesses:

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 :D

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Re: 1939

Post by Plavá bestie » 04 Aug 2007 19:17

7:00-7:52 can't hear anything, those tanks are too damn loud

I think one of them is Revue-Marsch. By the way - no one still don´t know the name of the marsch, which I looking for? :(

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Re: 1939

Post by Kiwi Gumbootz » 22 Apr 2008 08:34

Does Anyone Know The Names Of The Marches Played At His Birthday Parades (50th 1939 ???) Army Navy Cavalry Mounted Bands
Are There Mp3s Available Of Them Etc

Thank You In Advance !!!!

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