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Post by Teppeny » 18 Jul 2020 10:08

Gjiyll wrote:
18 Jul 2020 09:55
Can anybody acknowledge the background music in these videos?
Hello,
This is the ending of a classical music piece by Franz Liszt called "Les préludes". It was played as the theme song of the episodes of the german ww2 newsreel "Die Deutsche Wochenschau", that's why this song is "famous" when speaking about this newsreel.
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Post by Gjiyll » 18 Jul 2020 10:51

Can’t thank you enough

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 18 Jul 2020 11:47

Teppeny wrote:
18 Jul 2020 10:08
It was played as the theme song of the episodes of the german ww2 newsreel "Die Deutsche Wochenschau"
The fanfare motif from "Les préludes" was used in the Russian Campaign report announcements, see viewtopic.php?p=675487#p675487
It was also the ending tune of the Russian Campaign song, "Vorwärts nach Osten!" (It was Dr Goebbels' idea to use it.) It was only briefly used as the Wochenschau opening tune, in the second half of 1941 - after the Russian Campaign began; it was replaced with a different melody in 1942.

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Post by Gjiyll » 19 Jul 2020 06:12

Anyone knows the march starts in 0:22 in the Hummel video?
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Post by Griptonix » 28 Jul 2020 00:57

I've got another good one. I know the piece is, "Wir sind des Reiches leibhaftige Adler" played from 22:30-23:30 but does anyone know what version or where I could find the full version of the song? I know of the common ones that you can find on youtube that are slower I guess you could say but I haven't been able to find any that sound faster like this. (apologies, not sure what the correct musical terms would be) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFryOAy ... &index=160

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Post by Pollux » 28 Jul 2020 13:21

Pollux wrote:
19 Apr 2020 10:17
I've been looking for this piece for years. It's too good to be written specifically for Wochenschau. Can anyone help?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L42Y0SDV7M4
Since the video I posted got removed, I'll post again. Maybe someone some day can identify it.
Good thing I remembered the reel I first heard it in. But I've heard it in other clips too.
I've been looking for this piece for years. It seems too powerful to be written for Wochenschau specifically.
https://archive.org/details/1942-08-05- ... nschau-622
The music starts from 14:00

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 28 Jul 2020 14:13

Pollux wrote:
28 Jul 2020 13:21
Since the video I posted got removed, I'll post again. Maybe someone some day can identify it.
I've been browsing through many old posts and topics these days and noticed that probably 80% of the shared YouTube links no longer work. A number of topics were almost completely ruined because of it.
Griptonix wrote:
28 Jul 2020 00:57
I've got another good one. I know the piece is, "Wir sind des Reiches leibhaftige Adler" played from 22:30-23:30 but does anyone know what version or where I could find the full version of the song? I know of the common ones that you can find on youtube that are slower I guess you could say but I haven't been able to find any that sound faster like this. (apologies, not sure what the correct musical terms would be) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFryOAy ... &index=160
All recordings you may hear in German newsreels are radio recordings. They are extremely rare since they weren't made to be used for commercial purposes (for sale), but for the radio and film. Nowadays you may find many of them in the German Radio Archive and in various private collections. From time to time you can bid and try to buy some in record auctions, but bear in mind that they're usually very expensive, due to their rarity. Long story short, I don't know anyone who has this radio recording of "Wir sind des Reiches leibhaftige Adler".

There's only one publicly available recording of the song, the one made for Odeon by the band of Wachbataillon Berlin under Guido Grosch. The recording you may find online was mainly copied from these two (postwar) LPs:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=120685#p1058367
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=120685&p=1896600#p1896600

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