Monday, June 13, 2011

Guests Of Honor

A February 10, 1937, Winterhilfe benefit concert attended by Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and Emmy and Hermann Goering.

The venue for the concert: Berlin’s Philharmonie. The musicians: the Berlin Philharmonic under Wilhelm Furtwangler. The program: Weber’s “Der Freischutz” Overture, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4.

The 1937 Winterhilfe benefit concert was a special occasion in more ways than one—it marked Furtwangler’s return to the concert platform after an absence of almost eight months. Furtwangler had not appeared in public since July 1936.

No comments:

Post a Comment