Perhaps it was the biggest cultural clearing in history: the Nazis didn't want to know about new music, jazz music and of course music from Jewish composers. Big and German, that was the standard.
Richard Wagner was the exponent of that reprehensible vision, but his music is no less beautiful. In the Wesendonck lieder we also hear Wagner as a very fine thread and sensitive person. In the case of Richard Strauss it was very different: he was loved by the regime against his will.
Mezzo soprano Claire Barnett-Jones sings Strauss’s Op.10 and Wagner Wesendonck Lieder in this concert and is accompanied by pianist Hans Eijsackers.
This concert is in line with the Design of the Third Reich exhibition at the Design Museum.