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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000086.txt from 2004/12

From: "dnleeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: RE: RE: Re: [kl] Scaramouche
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 11:02:25 -0500

Hindemith had two problems with his government. First his music
was considered "decadent," and second he was an outspoken
opponent of Nazism and fascism.

Dan Leeson
DNLeeson@-----.net

-----Original Message-----
From: kurtheisig@-----.net]
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 10:30 PM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: Re: RE: Re: [kl] Scaramouche

Saxophone----the Nazis used it a lot in propaganda programs
beamed at the west. They also used it in their own popular music
a great deal. A possible answer? Also, does anyone know why
Hindemith had to leave? Steve Adelstein knew Hindemith, so I
asked him and he didn't know. Anyone else know? I have heard that
the Nazis considered his work degenerate art and banned it.

Kurt

-----Original Message-----
From: davidglenn <davidglenn@-----.de>
Sent: Dec 4, 2004 12:13 PM
To: Clarinet List <klarinet@-----.org>
Subject: Re: RE: Re: [kl] Scaramouche

 

> Von :: "dnleeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
> An :: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Betreff: RE: Re: [kl] Scaramouche
> Datum: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 10:24:03 -0800

> David Glenn wrote:
>
> Scaramouche was written for Sigurd Rascher in 1939. Here's what
I
> hear from Carina Rascher: She tells me that her father Sigurd
was
> forced to emmigrate from Germany in 1939 and for his
protection,
> an obituary was published. Otherwise, he was afraid the Nazis
> would chase him down. Milhaud had written Scaramouche
originally
> for Mr. Rascher as a saxophone solo with orchestra but upon
> seeing the obituary, made a new version for two pianos. It
wasn't
> until 1952 in Aspen, Colorado that Rascher met Milhaud again
> where the composer was conducting at a festival.
>
> and I ask
>
> Why on earth would Rascher have been forced to leave Germany in
> 1939?? That is very much new news to me.
>
> Dan Leeson
> DNLeeson@-----.net
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I don't have the specific information on why Rascher had to leave
but the saxophone was an undesired instrument in the Third Reich.
It will probably have been for this reason.

David
P.S. Why does my stupid e-mail program add "null" to my mails!??!
I'm starting to get an inferiority complex from it!null

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