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This coffee break continues the exploration of music composed during the Third Reich by first listening to Werner Eck's ominous Waffentanz (Weapon Dance), a state-commissioned piece, and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Hans Pfitzner's career was stifled because his opposition to antisemitism; we listen to a piece of Symphony in C. Paul Hindemith escaped to Switzerland and had a career; we hear a bit of his Mathis Der Maler. We close our exploration with Richard Strauss who was able to compose extraordinary music while living in the throes of Nazism and listen to Die Liebe der Danae and Sonatina #2 in E Flat. contact the show at


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