Recommended reading on Third Reich music

Discussions on the music in the Third Reich. Hosted by Ivan Ž.
User avatar
Ivan Ž.
Host - Music section
Posts: 7487
Joined: 05 Apr 2005 12:28
Location: Serbia

Re: Handbuch Deutsche Musiker 1933-1945

Post by Ivan Ž. » 28 Mar 2017 13:54

Hmm... Can't find anything at the moment unfortunately. There was (at least) one more purchase link, but it seems that it's inactive now. Hope the book will be available somewhere soon.

Ivan

MarshallJones1970
Member
Posts: 18
Joined: 15 Oct 2015 23:29
Location: New York

Re: Handbuch Deutsche Musiker 1933-1945

Post by MarshallJones1970 » 29 Mar 2017 01:03

Thanks for the info, Ivan. :D Only time will tell.

User avatar
Ivan Ž.
Host - Music section
Posts: 7487
Joined: 05 Apr 2005 12:28
Location: Serbia

Post by Ivan Ž. » 10 Apr 2017 13:06

Several posts concerning the book "The Military Music & Bandsmen of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich 1933-1945" have been split-off into an older topic dealing with its author and his company.

Ivan

nellylemerle
New member
Posts: 1
Joined: 24 Jul 2017 18:02
Location: Washington

Entartete Musik

Post by nellylemerle » 26 Aug 2017 17:30

EntarteteMusik.jpg
Elise Petit; Bruno Giner
Entartete Musik
Musiques interdites sous le IIIe Reich
Bleu nuit éditeur, Paris, 2015

For those who read French, this book was published in 2015. Elise Petit and Bruno Giner wrote it for "grand public", i.e music amateurs with an interest in music in the Third Reich. It has a lot of illustrations.
From what I remember, chapter 1 is about music in the Weimar Republic, chapter 2 about the rise to power. They then have chapters on "degerate music", speaking also about the exhibit "Entartete Musik" in Düsseldorf (1938). One chapter is about the "official" musics, notably Wagner, Beethoven, Orff. The last chapter is a set of biographies of musicians who were victims of the regime.

A must have for French-readers who want an easy-reading panorama on the subject
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Ivan Ž.
Host - Music section
Posts: 7487
Joined: 05 Apr 2005 12:28
Location: Serbia

Die Schalmei

Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Nov 2020 00:21

DieSchalmei.jpg
[Schriften des Fritz-Hüser-Instituts für Arbeiterliteratur, Bd. 13]
Werner Hinze
Die Schalmei
Vom Kaisersignal zum Marschlied von KPD und NSDAP
Klartext, Essen, 2003

A well-researched work on a historically important music instrument used by both Communists and Nazis in their early days. (This piercingly loud instrument, which I had the misfortune of hearing live, was an excellent tool when one wished to be heard and send a music-message through the noisy streets.) In addition to the extensively researched text, this 330-page book also contains various images, of the instrument itself and the bands that used it; but what I personally found most useful (years ago, when I first read it) is the chapter "Analysis of the musical agitation of the RFB", including a discographical research on RFB bands, which I still check from time to time. (I'm sorry I forgot to recommend this book earlier.) The table of contents, by the way, can be found here.

Ivan Ž.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

TrommlerBO
Member
Posts: 38
Joined: 26 Jul 2020 19:09
Location: Deutschland

Die Gottbegnadeten

Post by TrommlerBO » 21 Nov 2020 20:23

Hello,
I also recommend the following reading:

DieGottbegnadeten.jpg
https://www.amazon.de/Die-Gottbegnadete ... 3887412907

"Die Gottbegnadeten" by Lorenz Porsch is a lexicon with a list of all artists who worked in the Third Reich. There are brief insights into the work of the musicians.

Best regards,
Trommler
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

TrommlerBO
Member
Posts: 38
Joined: 26 Jul 2020 19:09
Location: Deutschland

Deutscher Marschkönig Hermann Ludwig Blankenburg in seiner Zeit 1876-1956

Post by TrommlerBO » 22 Nov 2020 22:12

HermannLudwigBlankenburg.jpg
https://www.amazon.de/Deutscher-Marschk ... 3867770557

The book "Deutscher Marschkönig Hermann Ludwig Blankenburg in seiner Zeit 1876-1956" by Gudrun and Hans-Joachim Blankenburg gives information about the life and work of the composer and in which phase of his life he composed which songs. Well-researched evidence (including from private archives) is also highlighted for the composer's personal events. For example, documents by Erich Honecker have surfaced showing that he wanted a record with Marches of Blankenburg from the International Blankenburg Association from West Germany.

Best regards,
Trommler
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

TrommlerBO
Member
Posts: 38
Joined: 26 Jul 2020 19:09
Location: Deutschland

Verzeichnis der erfaßbaren Kompositionen von Hermann Ludwig Blankenburg

Post by TrommlerBO » 02 Dec 2020 20:47

Verzeichnis der erfaßbaren Kompositionen von Hermann Ludwig Blankenburg.jpg
Manfred Schustereit
Verzeichnis der erfaßbaren Kompositionen von Hermann Ludwig Blankenburg
Internationale Blankenburg-Vereinigung 1992

In this book, all compositions by Hermann Ludwig Blankenburg are presented in a list. After the WWII, Russian soldiers destroyed all the scores in the composer's house. The international Blankenburg Association (which no longer exists today) has set itself the goal of locating all the scores and references to the composer's marching songs and summarizing them in this list. For each march, if possible, there is a short text on the history of its creation, opus number, publication and foreign publication titles. It is an excellent reference work for any lover of Blankenburg's marching music.

Best regards,
Trommler
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

TrommlerBO
Member
Posts: 38
Joined: 26 Jul 2020 19:09
Location: Deutschland

Musik als Propagandainstrument im Nationalsozialismus

Post by TrommlerBO » 09 Dec 2020 20:04

Musik als Propagandainstrument im Nationalsozialismus.jpg
Dimitrios Dolaplis
Musik als Propagandainstrument im Nationalsozialismus
Politische und soziale Funktionen von Soldatenliedern im NS-Regime
Tectum-Verlag

This book is a study as a thesis at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the University of Vienna. This book shows the development of music as a propaganda instrument under National Socialism. It also contains a large number of notes from songs that have appeared on Reichsrundfunk. There is also a brief discussion of each song.

Best regards,
TrommlerBO
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Ivan Ž.
Host - Music section
Posts: 7487
Joined: 05 Apr 2005 12:28
Location: Serbia

Re: Recommended reading on Third Reich music

Post by Ivan Ž. » 09 Dec 2020 20:35

Thanks for the new recommendations, TBO! :)

Cheers,
Ivan

User avatar
Ivan Ž.
Host - Music section
Posts: 7487
Joined: 05 Apr 2005 12:28
Location: Serbia

Persecution, Collaboration, Resistance

Post by Ivan Ž. » 30 Mar 2021 11:00

PersecutionCollaborationResistance.jpg
[Münsteraner Schriften zur zeitgenössischen Musik, Bd. 5/2020]
Ina Rupprecht (ed.)
Persecution, Collaboration, Resistance
Music in the "Reichskommissariat Norwegen" (1940–45)
Waxmann, Münster, 2020

A fine collection of articles dealing with music in occupied Norway during WWII, including several archival and private images, and related documents. What I found particularly useful was the article "Music in Uniform - The German Apparatus of Repression and its Acoustic Symbolism" by Manfred Heidler, listing all known German bands stationed in Norway. Of course, there's a lot more interesting information inside. A very nice little book (184 pages), I only wish there were more works of this type available.

Ivan Ž.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Return to “Music of the Reich”