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cardinal beaton
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Third Reich Military Music CDs

Post by cardinal beaton » 31 Dec 2020 19:37

Good evening and best wishes for 2021!

I'm just curious if there are any other outlets that market wartime and pre war German military music apart from Brandenburg Historica? Specifically, professionally produced and restored recordings rather the plethora of badly copied, pirated rubbish that seems to be the only material available.

Brandenburg Historica have produced some fascinating and high quality CDs but they don't seem to be producing any more; I do realize that the amount of work they've put into some of their releases has taken years but the last two (outstanding recordings of vocal and instrumental pieces) were produced four or five years ago.

cardinal beaton
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The Paucity Of German Military Music Cd's.

Post by cardinal beaton » 17 Sep 2021 22:38

Well, the good news is that Brandenburg Historica have informed us that there'll be new items in their catalogue "this fall" (that's autumn to us Brits) and I'm looking forward to it; Brandenburg have a habit of producing top quality CDs with informative booklets on the bands, composers and compositions.

The bad news? Apart from Brandenburg Historica the market is occupied by pirates who produce cheap, poor quality, pirated copies of recordings that are mostly public domain. In an age where information is supposed to be 'free' we are paradoxically faced with a scenario where anything associated with the Third Reich is censored, removed and shut down, even innocuous 'non political' soldier songs.

I'm really fed up with the situation. If I had the ability to download music from YouTube then I'd gladly do it but why should I?

Panzerspitze
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Re: The Paucity Of German Military Music Cd's.

Post by Panzerspitze » 21 Sep 2021 06:20

cardinal beaton wrote:
17 Sep 2021 22:38
I'm really fed up with the situation. If I had the ability to download music from YouTube then I'd gladly do it but why should I?
This fork of youtube-dl comes in handy, if you want to download, but there's little left to dl.
https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp

Tretyak
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Re: The Paucity Of German Military Music Cd's.

Post by Tretyak » 10 Oct 2021 18:32

cardinal beaton wrote:
17 Sep 2021 22:38
Well, the good news is that Brandenburg Historica have informed us that there'll be new items in their catalogue "this fall" (that's autumn to us Brits) and I'm looking forward to it; Brandenburg have a habit of producing top quality CDs with informative booklets on the bands, composers and compositions.

The bad news? Apart from Brandenburg Historica the market is occupied by pirates who produce cheap, poor quality, pirated copies of recordings that are mostly public domain. In an age where information is supposed to be 'free' we are paradoxically faced with a scenario where anything associated with the Third Reich is censored, removed and shut down, even innocuous 'non political' soldier songs.

I'm really fed up with the situation. If I had the ability to download music from YouTube then I'd gladly do it but why should I?
Well, there is a solution: to buy non-censored modern recordings of German military music. Yes, those are mostly dedicated to pre-1914 repertoire, but some rarely played marches from 20s-40s are available as well.

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