German composers had played a huge part in defining classical music during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms all left their own individual mark on music and culture in general. In the Twentieth Century, the Austrian composer Schoenberg had also become very influential in Berlin, the city he worked in.
The influence of these composers, and others in Germany was undeniable but their collective genius counted for nothing in Nazi Germany if they failed to impress Hitler. His attendance at the Bayreuth Festival was very well publicised by the Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. In fact, Hitler ordered that the Bayreuth Festival should become a National Socialist annual event and performances continued up to Other composers were not as favourably received and even listening to their music could have been deemed anti-Nazi and subversive with potentially dire consequences.
Music by Mendelssohn and Meyerbeer was banned because they were Jewish.
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The same was true for the compositions of Paul Hindemith. He was an internationally recognised composer but in Nazi Germany his music was seen as being too experimental and decadent.
Orchestras were purged of Jews as were the casts of operas. For Hitler only true Aryans could truly play the music of Wagner.creatoranswers.com/modules/pending/avisos-de-mujer-busca-hombre.php
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Famous Jewish conductors went into exile to continue their work; one of the most famous being Otto Klemperer who had international fame for his interpretation of Gustav Mahler. Equally famous for his interpretation of Mahler was Bruno Walter in photo who was also a Jew.
He had been criticised by Hitler pre and had to flee Germany once Hitler gained power. Walter went to Austria which was his primary base. The Institute proscribed various great composers of the past, including the Jewish-by-birth composers Mahler , Mendelssohn , and Schoenberg , and also Debussy , who had married a Jew. The music of politically dissident composers such as Alban Berg was also banned.
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And composers whose music had ever been considered sexually suggestive or savage, such as Hindemith , Stravinsky and the like, were denounced as "degenerate" and banned. Jazz and swing music were seen as degenerate and proscribed.
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Jazz was labelled Negermusik "Negro Music" ,  and swing music was associated with various Jewish bandleaders and composers such as Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. The Reichsmusikkammer also functioned as a musicians' guild , with composers, performers, conductors, teachers, and instrument manufacturers being obliged to join in order to pursue or continue a career in music. Membership could be denied on grounds of race or politics.
The career, for instance, of popular operetta composer Leon Jessel was destroyed by the Institute when it promoted boycotts of his music and finally banned it.
Although Joseph Goebbels and other high-level Nazis in the Reichskulturkammer Reich Culture Institute basically controlled the RMK, titular presidents and vice-presidents were appointed; in the beginning, this was largely for the sake of the Music Institute's public relations and prestige. Because of his international fame, Richard Strauss , although privately a critic of the Nazi Reich, was installed as president of the Reichsmusikkammer in November Strauss's motivations in accepting the post were largely to protect his Jewish daughter-in-law and Jewish grandchildren, and to preserve and conduct the music of banned composers like Mahler, Debussy, and Mendelssohn.
He was dismissed from the post in June , when a letter to his Jewish librettist Stefan Zweig , critical of Nazi racial profiling, was intercepted by the Gestapo. Peter Raabe was appointed president after Strauss's dismissal. For much of his tenure as president, Raabe was not the sole leader regarding musical culture in the Reich: In Goebbels appointed Heinz Drewes, then general music director of Altenburg , to head a department of music in the Propaganda Ministry, resulting in confused and tangled roles. However, he refused to adhere to the ban on Hindemith's Mathis der Maler , and resigned in condemning anti-Semitism.
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