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The University of Southampton

'Brahms and the Third Reich'  Seminar

16 October 2012
Room 1083 Music, Building 2 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr Florian Scheding at .

Event details

Part of the Music Research Seminar Series

One of the first important musical events to take place only days after Hitler's appointment as Chancellor of Germany was the Reichs Brahms Fest in Hamburg, a much-publicised festival celebrating the centenary of the composer's birth. I will explore the political machinations, which surrounded the Reichs Brahms Fest, as well as the subsequent somewhat tortuous attempts to ‘Nazify' Brahms by detaching him from Jewish association particularly given his long-standing collaboration with the great violinist Joseph Joachim.

Speaker information

Erik Levi, Royal Holloway University of London. Reader in Music and Director of Performance at Royal Holloway.

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