Entartete Musik
VHS (NTSC) Decca 440 074 201-3
Color, 35:00 (Gift of Belmont Music Publishers)
Produced and directed by Beata Romanowski
Executive producer: Didier de Cottignies
A Video Express Production
Time   Description
0:00   Photos of "degenerate" composers
0:50   Urban scenes from 1930s, voice-over discusses persecution of Jewish and avant-garde composers under the Nazis
1:40   Decca is bringing out a new series of works devoted to works stamped "degenerate" by the Nazis:
"Entartete Musik: music suppressed by the third reich"
2:30   Scenes of Europe in the 1920s; energetic artistic life
3:25   Interview with Berthold Goldschmidt, composer
3:50   Cultural life in the Weimar Republic
4:20   Interview with Norman Lebrecht, writer on music
4:40   Goldschmidt
5:00   Cabaret and film production in Berlin
6:30   Photo of Schoenberg conducting in Berlin; one of many composers forging new paths at the time
7:10   Discussion of two operas: Korngold's Das Wunder der Heliane, and Krenek's Jonny spielt auf
8:20   Interview with John Mauceri, conductor
9:45   Scenes from a production of Jonny spielt auf (Graz, 1980)
10:25   Interview with Lothar Zagrosek, conductor
11:15   Interview with Ernst Krenek, composer
12:15   Zagrosek, scenes from Jonny spielt auf 
13:00   Dance music, Nazi agitation, party marches, Nürnberg rallies
15:00   Footage of Thomas Mann reading a statement after his arrival in the US (New York, 1938)
15:40   Goebbels addressing crowd, book burning
16:15   Lebrecht
16:40   Goebbels speaking on "German art"
17:15   Hitler speaking on degenerate art and scenes of the Munich exhibition
18:45   Scenes of the new, approved artistic style
19:30   Interview with Albrecht Dümling, musicologist
19:40   Scenes of Nazi Vienna; exhibition of degenerate music in Düsseldorf
20:00   Dümling
20:15   Goldschmidt
20:25   Lebrecht
21:00   Poster against Krenek's opera
21:15   Zagrosek
22:00   Footage of deportation of Jews to the camps
23:00   Lebrecht
23:30   Scenes from a production of Hans Krasa's children's opera Brundibár (Theresienstadt, 1941)
24:00   Nazi propaganda films of Theresienstadt
25:00   Exodus of Jewish musicians
25:30   Lebrecht
26:15   Scenes of emigres in America, including Schoenberg and Mann at Malibu party
27:00   Discussion of Korngold and Waxman's activities as film composers
27:50   Mauceri; scenes from films for which they composed scores
28:50   Liberation of Germany; post-war devastation
29:45   Mauceri; reaction against "emotional" composition
30:00   Lebrecht, discussing the importance of Pierre Boulez and Karl Heinz Stockhausen in the post-war musical world
30:35   Zagrosek, discussing Goldschmidt
31:20   Goldschmidt
32:00   Goldschmidt performing his own piano works
33:20   Credits: list of forthcoming releases, Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder plays in background
35:00   End