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Title The "Reichsorchester" [videorecording] : the Berlin Philharmonic and the Third Reich / a film by Enrique Sánchez Lansch ; written and directed by Enrique Sánchez Lansch ; a co-production of Eikon Media and RBB in co-operation with Cine Impuls.

Imprint [Halle/Saale, Germany] : Arthaus Musik, [2007].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    EA BERL REI L53DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Durations: 90 min. (documentary); 10 min. (extra).
Program notes by Enrique Sánchez Lansch in English with French and German translations (34 p.) inserted in container.
Bonus track: Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in the Prelude from Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at a 1942 concert at an AEG company plant.
Contents The Philharmonic declared Reichsorchester -- Jewish members of the orchestra -- Political takeover -- Party hacks in the orchestra -- Privileges -- Tours abroad -- Bombs falling on Berlin -- Berlin frontlines : Philharmonic plays on -- Final months of the war -- Fresh start and denazification process -- The aftermath -- Finale, for now.
Credits Cinematography, Fariba Nilchian, Henning Brümmer, René Dame ; editing, Thomas Wellmann.
Performer Narrators: Cheyton Nemrow, Derrick Williams.
Summary "In this new documentary ... the spot-light is on the orchestra itself - the musicians, the people, their individual destinies. First-hand accounts of life in and around the orchestra, delivered by contemporary witnesses, still alive today, as well as a wealth of previously unevaluated archive material, provide a highly authentic glimpse into the period under the swastika"--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language German dialogue, optional subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish or Japanese.
Subject Berliner Philharmoniker.
Symphony orchestras -- Germany.
Orchestral musicians -- Germany -- Interviews.
Fascism and music.
National socialism and music.
Music and state.
Jewish musicians.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Added Author Sánchez Lansch, Enrique, 1963-
Furtwängler, Wilhelm, 1886-1954.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Vorspiel.
Berliner Philharmoniker.
Eikon Media.
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg.
Cine Impuls (Firm)
Added Title Berlin Philharmonic and the Third Reich
Standard No. 807280145397
Music No. 101 453 Arthaus Musik

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