Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Michael Haas


With nationwide Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews ruled tune greater than nearly the other quarter, making it crucial cultural entrance within the Nazi struggle for German identification. This groundbreaking ebook seems on the Jewish composers and musicians banned through the 3rd Reich and the implications for song during the remainder of the 20th century. simply because Jewish musicians and composers have been, by means of 1933, the vital conveyors of Germany’s old traditions and the beliefs of German tradition, the isolation, exile and persecution of Jewish musicians by means of the Nazis grew to become an act of musical self-mutilation.

Michael Haas appears on the real contribution of Jewish composers in Germany and Austria earlier than 1933, at their more and more precarious place in Nazi Europe, their compelled emigration prior to and through the battle, their ambivalent relationships with their nations of safe haven, reminiscent of Britain and the us and their contributions in the extensively replaced post-war track environment.

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