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Berlin Philarmonic in France 1942

Post by Georges JEROME » 01 Oct 2015 13:40

On 17 and 18 mai 1942, 2 concerts of the Berlin Philarmonic were organised in non occupied France at Marseille then Lyon. It was part of the cultural political Policy of Germany in France.
If the concert in Marseille was ok with french civilian police in the theater (report of Generalkonsul and SS-Oberführer Frhr. von Spiegel to AA) there is trouble for the second one in Lyon, protestations merge and the concert stand under high protection of french uniform police forces. 50 - 60 personnes were arrested report the Times of 23 may 1942.
Following this incident, Goebbels decided that no more german cultural exhibition southern France only in area under Military Administration.
Therefore on november 1942, Hitler decided invasion of the southern France in regard of Operation Torch in north africa.

So the problem was solved.


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Post by Ivan Ž. » 13 Oct 2015 19:38

Ha! A rather interesting historical detail, thanks for sharing, Georges! :)
Annelie wrote:Has anyone here bought this DVD?

What was your opinion of it?
A well made documentary! I highly recommend it (and sorry for the late reply, Annelie). It includes interviews with surviving members of the orchestra and their descendants, and reports on the expelled Jewish and (after the war) Nazi members. Many good quality period clips too. A rather fair portrait of the orchestra during the III Reich period in my humble opinion, maybe just a bit too much denazified (for example, there was no mention of them recording Nazi propaganda songs); but the overall picture of the orchestra seems about right, with a healthy dose of criticism.

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Post by Annelie » 13 Oct 2015 20:18

Thankyou Ivan.

Shall go ahead and order it.

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A.H. and Furtwängler

Post by Georges JEROME » 28 May 2016 17:16

Adolf Hitler applause Generalmusikdirektor Wilhelm Furtwängler after a concert of the Berliner Philamonic Orchestra at Berlin. Around him Göring, Goebbels, Brückner, Schaub.
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Re: Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Ivan Ž. » 11 Nov 2016 02:23

Two Third Reich period photos of Franz von Blon conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics (I don't think he is visible in the 2nd photo though; in the 1st photo, he is the bareheaded one, in the centre).

From https://www.bpk-bildagentur.de/
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Vorbereitungen auf d. Olympischen Spiele Juli 1936. Fotograf: Heinrich Hoffmann. Berlin; Unter den Linden; Vorbereitungen auf d. Olympischen Spiele Juli 1936; Gruppenbild (Freiluftkonzert; Philharmonisches Orchester; im Hintergrund Menschenmenge u. Fahnen); Blon, Franz von [Dirigent, Komponist 1861-].
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Olympische Spiele 1936 in Berlin - Freiluftkonzert der Berliner Philharmoniker unter der Leitung des Komponisten und Dirigenten Franz v. Blon auf der Straße Unter den Linden; Blick über die Menschenmenge in Richtung Lustgarten; im Hintergrund: der Turm des Roten Rathauses.
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Re: Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Auceps » 11 Nov 2016 13:23

Very nice images! Thanks, Ivan! :)

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Re: Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Auceps » 27 Jan 2019 03:13

More interesting news: The Berliner Philharmoniker will release a 22-CD-Box with recordings made with Wilhelm Furtwängler for the German Radio between 1939 and 1945: https://www.berliner-philharmoniker-rec ... dings.html

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Re: Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Annelie » 21 Sep 2019 15:06

Not inexpensive

(US$ 229.00, excl. shipping)

For me it would be over $350.00 plus not sure I like remastered.

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Re: Berliner Philharmoniker

Post by Ivan Ž. » 24 Mar 2021 12:46

The orchestra, led by Hans Knappertsbusch, on a tour in the (occupied) Balkans, 1942. The performance in Zagreb, in the presence of the Croatian leader Ante Pavelić (on the left, in the lodge).

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Der Berliner Philharmonische Orchester unter Stabführung von Generalmusikdirektor Knappertsbusch befand sich auf einer Gastspielreise durch alle südosteuropäischen Hauptstädte. Das Orchester erntete überall einzigartigen Erfolg. U.B.z.: die Berliner Philharmoniker während ihres Gastspieles in Agram. Links die Loge des Poglavnik.
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