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The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich

Fritz Trümpi


Through a comparison of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics in the Third Reich, Fritz Trümpi offers a richly detailed study of National Socialist musical politics. The politicization of the competing orchestras, whose relationship mirrored a larger rivalry between Vienna and Berlin, served on both sides to cement Nazi authority, though the process played out quite differently for each ensemble. After a comparative look at the early histories of each orchestra, Trümpi explores continuities and breaks in the orchestral business after the rise of the National Socialists and the Anschluss of Austr ... More

Keywords: music, musical politics, orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Germany, Austria, Austrofascism, National Socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226251394
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226251424.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fritz Trümpi, author
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna