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Hitler's Record Collection

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:24 am    Post subject: Hitler's Record Collection Reply with quote

Very intersting article in the Times today about Hitler's record collection that has turned up in the attic of a dead Russian soldier.

According to the paper his top 5 favourites were

1-Piano sonatas, Opus 78 and 90 -Beethoven

2-Wagner's overture to the Flying Dutchman by the Bayreuth Orchestre conducted by Heinz Tietjen

3-Russian airas, including the death in Boris Godunov, by Mussorgsky, sung by the Russian bass Fyodor Shalyapin

4-Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, soloist Bronislaw Huberman

5-Mozart Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor with Artur Schnabel.
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gfloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was always assumed that he was inspired by Wagner because of the racist Aryian undertones that could be taken from his music, but some of these choices are a surprise.

By the way, when did Sue Lawley sit down and record this Desert Island Discs show with him? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would his luxury and book have been?

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John W



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Hitler's Record Collection Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Very intersting article in the Times today about Hitler's record collection
4-Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, soloist Bronislaw Huberman

5-Mozart Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor with Artur Schnabel.


That's very surprising as both Schnabel and Huberman were Polish Jews, and Huberman was an active anti-Nazi in the 1930's including his forming the “Association of Friends of the Palestine Orchestra.”

Is there an internet link to the news about this collection?

John W
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