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12 March 2012 @ 08:36 am
You vill play ze jazz correctly  
Amazingly precise Nazi list of rules for proper music. I assume one can find a comparably detailed one from a People's Republic.

Thanx to andrewducker
Kalimac kalimac on March 12th, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC)
That's croggling. I hate to say how many respectable German composers did some of those very things, but I suppose the Nazis didn't consider Mahler, for instance, very respectable. (After all, he was Jewish, even though he did convert.)

By the way, in case it isn't clear, "patter on the sordine" in rule 8 means thunking the string against the fingerboard when you pluck it.
tamiroff tamiroff on March 12th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
If you wonder what this sounded like in practice, you can get some hints from http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/03/charlie_and_his.html and http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/12/still_more_nazi.html. Only hints, because these tracks were intended for the decadent ears of the allies, and didn't follow the set of rules here. The lyrics are in English and mark the precise intersection of Joseph Goebbels and Allen Sherman.
et in Arcadia egoboo apostle_of_eris on March 12th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
I think Prokofiev is the Russian I'm thinking of. He was able to dance so well he could compose under Stalin. At least for a long time.