SPECIAL COURSE: Music in the Third Reich
There’s something new happening at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, and of course, we wanted you to know about it. Last Monday saw the start of a new course – Music in the Third Reich.
Taught by our lovely teacher Mr. David Kerr, this 5 week course is looking at how music served the Third Reich’s propaganda needs, with special focus on the legacy of Richard Wagner. German musicians’ responses to the regime ranged from open support to open resistance, with most occupying a gray, middle area. Whatever their stances, their choices would influence and sometimes haunt many throughout the remainder of their careers. For even still more, though, budding careers were brutally ended.
No facet of the Austro-German cultural heritage was more affected by National Socialism than music – a misuse that burdens it even today.
The first week may be over, but you can still get involved in this course! Here’s what you need to know:
When: Every Monday from February 16 – March 16, 2015
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Admission: $175 for 5 weeks
This is just one of a series of special courses that are always popping up at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, so keep your eyes peeled and maybe the next one may be the perfect one for you!