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My question would be a bit complicated: Which pretty famous march and salon music composer (non-Jewish) was officially proclaimed as 'unwelcome' for the Waffen-SS bands? A small hint: His most famous march has a Latin title.
Correct! His music was considered 'unwelcome', because, according to the official ordinance of the SS-FHA from January 20, 1942, his compositions and arrangements 'distort' standart compositions of the German musical repertoire in 'escpecially kitchy and disrespectful manner' and make them to a corner stone of 'cheap and completely outmoded salon medleys'.
Okay!) An easy one: though this composer had achieved great success with his music for Olympic games of 1936, he was heavily attacked in the next year after the premiere of his new opus. What was it and why did it happen?
I’m guessing this would be Richard Strauss, he was heavily attacked since he had a Jewish daughter in law and his grandchildren were also Jewish, also he was using his influence as President of the Reichsmusikkamer to protect them.
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Hi everyone !
I hope you all had a merry Christmas. Please receive my apologies for the delay in posting this new question...
Now you will have to identify this song, here interpreted by Carl Woitschach's Blasorchester :
Good luck and a happy New Year to all of you !
Thank you, Maiko! I agree, Ivan also gave a small hint with that.
My question would be as follows: Hans Baumann's song 'Es zittern die morschen Knochen' was also arranged by him [probably not by him, see my note below - Ivan Ž.] to another musical genre (which included the song in it too). What was the particular name of that genre?