The Resource Mozart and the Nazis : how the Third Reich abused a cultural icon, Erik Levi

Mozart and the Nazis : how the Third Reich abused a cultural icon, Erik Levi

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Mozart and the Nazis : how the Third Reich abused a cultural icon
Title
Mozart and the Nazis
Title remainder
how the Third Reich abused a cultural icon
Statement of responsibility
Erik Levi
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Èrik Levi's painstakingly researched narrative reveals the torturous machinations that dragged Salzburg's favourite son to the forefront of Nazi propaganda while relegating some of his closest associates - including his most famous librettist - to the dustbin of humanity. It's a tale that is beyond imagining, which makes Levi's fluently expressed and deeply unsettling revelations all the more valuable.'--Rob Cowan, writer and broadcaster
  • T̀his book fills an important gap in our understanding of the ways in which composers - Mozart in particular - are co-opted for social, cultural and political ends. And it teaches us that reception is as significant a part of cultural history as understanding music in its own time and place.'--Cliff Eisen, Professor of Music History, King's College London
  • D̀rawing on a vast and impressive range of documentary sources, Erik Levi demonstrates how the Nazis turned Mozart into a crude symbol of twentieth-century German cultural superiority. Levi wisely lets the facts speak for themselves. As a result, the sensitive relationship between art and politics, never more brutally exploited than by the Nazis, is movingly revealed in this important and ground-breaking work.'--Daniel Snowman, author of The Hitler Emigres and The Gilded Stage A Social History of Opera
  • Despite the apparent incompatibility between Mozart's humanitarian and cosmopolitan outlook and Nazi ideology, the Third Reich tenaciously promoted the great composer's music to further the goals of the fascist regime. In this revelatory book, Erik Levi draws on period articles, diaries, speeches and other archival materials to provide a new understanding of how the Nazis shamelessly manipulated Mozart for their own political advantage
  • The book also explores the continued Jewish veneration of the composer during this period while also highlighting some of the disturbing legacies of Mozart reception that resulted from Nazi appropriation of his work. Augmented by rare contemporary illustrations, Mozart and the Nazis will be widely welcomed by readers with interests in music, German history, Holocaust studies, propaganda and politics in the twentieth century. --Book Jacket
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Levi, Erik
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M9
LC item number
L356 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • National socialism and music
  • Music and state
  • Music
  • Nazisme et musique
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • musique
  • national-socialisme
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Rezeption
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Musik
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Rezeption
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Music and state
  • Music
  • National socialism and music
  • Deutschland
  • Deutschland
  • Germany
Label
Mozart and the Nazis : how the Third Reich abused a cultural icon, Erik Levi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : 1931, a Mozart year -- Der deutsche Mozart -- Mozart and the Freemasons : a Nazi problem -- Aryanising Mozart -- The Mozart diaspora -- "True humanitarian musician" : exiled writers on Mozart -- Mozart performance and propaganda : from the Anschluss to the end of World War II -- Mozart serves German imperialism -- Epilogue : Nazi legacies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780300123067
Lccn
2010033710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601347528
  • (OCoLC)ocn601347528
Label
Mozart and the Nazis : how the Third Reich abused a cultural icon, Erik Levi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : 1931, a Mozart year -- Der deutsche Mozart -- Mozart and the Freemasons : a Nazi problem -- Aryanising Mozart -- The Mozart diaspora -- "True humanitarian musician" : exiled writers on Mozart -- Mozart performance and propaganda : from the Anschluss to the end of World War II -- Mozart serves German imperialism -- Epilogue : Nazi legacies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780300123067
Lccn
2010033710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601347528
  • (OCoLC)ocn601347528

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