Felsenmusick - The Weblog of Daniel Felsenfeld
The Web Log of a Certain Daniel Felsenfeld: Composer, critic, avid reader, aspiring
bon vivant, capricorn, shadowy figure, advice for the lovelorn

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hitler, Music Lover

Apparently 100 or so records that belonged to the Fuhrer were recently discovered, and lo, his passion for music included the work of Jewish and Russian artists, the "problem" and "untermenchen" races. I love the article , especially when, in a final sweep, Alexandra Besymenski (the daughter of the man who, out of fear, held on to the collection for the whole of his life) points out the dictator's hypocritical frisson between his stated and acted-upon theories and his actual at-home tastes. And some of his best friends were Jews...


Post a Comment

<< Home