Music: Nazi Salzburg

In 1842, the little Austrian Tyrolean town of Salzburg started the summer music festivals in honor of its illustrious son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These festivals were attended by the good, pipe-smoking Bürger of Salzburg, by a few hardy music-lovers from nearby Vienna and Munich, by an occasional tourist or student from the great world beyond the Alps. Their programs were simple and unimportant. In 1918. however, a group of Viennese musicians, headed by Composer Richard Strauss, Conductor Franz Schalk, Stage Director Max Reinhardt and Playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal. decided to give...

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