Richard Wagner – Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) – Kraus, 1942

Conductor: Richard Kraus
Performance: Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele

Live recording: 18 July 1942

Joel Berglund: Der Holländer
Erich Zimmermann: Der Steuermann
Lilo Asmus: Mary
Franz Völker: Erik
Maria Müller: Senta
Ludwig Hofmann: Daland

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S.A.-Mann Brand (1933)

IN HONOUR OF THE 85-th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY OF THE ARYAN AWAKENING – 30.01.1933

Directed: Franz Seitz
Produced:
Franz Seitz
Written:
Curt J. Braun
Music:
Toni Thoms
Edited:
Gottlieb Madl
Release dates:
1933
Running time:
94 minutes
Country:
Germany
Language:
German

Starring:

Heinz Klingenberg: Fritz Brand
Wera Liessem:
Anni Baumann
Rolf Wenkhaus:
Erich Lohner
Hedda Lembach:
Margaret Lohner
Otto Wernicke:
Herr Brand
Elise Aulinger:
Frau Brand
Joe Stöckel:
Anton Huber
Helma Rückert:
Genoveva Huber
Max Weydner:
Alexandr Turow
Philipp Weichand:
SA-Wirt
Fritz Greiner:
Herr Baumann
Magda Lena:
Frau Baumann
Rudolf Frank:
Neuberg
Manfred Koempel:
Pilot, himself
Theo Kaspar:
himself
Wastl Witt:
Wirt “Café Diana”
Rudolf Kunig:
Stadtrat Rolat

Plot:

S.A.-Mann Brand (Storm Trooper Brand) presents the story of a truck driver, Fritz Brand, who joins the National-Socialist S.A. (Sturmabteilung) to defend Germany against communist subversion orchestrated from Moscow. He persuades his social circle of the imminent danger and the need to support Hitler in the federal election.

The Brand and Baum families live in a Munich tenement. Father Brand, a Social Democrat, scorns his son (Fritz) for joining the the National-Socialist S.A. (Storm Detachment). Anni Bauman is, like her parents, a member of the Communist Party. Nevertheless, she is attracted to Fritz Brand, and when she is given an assignment to trap him, she lets him in on the party’s schemes. As the National-Socialists are raiding a Communist cache, Fritz is wounded in crossfire. On his hospital bed, father and son come back together, and Anni opens up to Fritz. Following his discharge, the shock troops march through the residential quarter, and in the midst of it a colleague of Brand Lohner is shot by a Communist. The film ends with the electoral victory of the National-Socialists and the arrest of their political enemies.

Artworks by Wilhelm Petersen – Part I

Germanischer Welt
(Germanic world)

    Bronzezeit Krieger (1935)
(Bronze Age Warrior)

Der Reiter von Velsgärde (1936)
(The Rider of Velsgärde)

Germanen auf der Wanderung
(Teutons on the hike)

Germanen des 1 Jahrhunderts nach Christi
(Teutons of the 1st century after Christ)

Heerruf

Vorfahren der Germanen Jüngere Steinzeit
(Ancestors of the Teutons – Early Stone Age)

Widukind

Baumsargbestattung zur Bronzezeit (1936)
(Tree Coffin of the Bronze Age)

Germanische Tracht zur Bronzezeit – um 1600 v. d. Zr. (1936)
(Germanic costume during the Bronze Age – around 1600 BC)

Germanische Tracht zur Eisenzeit um 400 v. d. Zr (1936)
(Germanic Iron Age costume around 400 BC)

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No.4

Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
Performance: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Live recording: Berlin, 30.VI.1943

I. Adagio – Allegro Vivace (starts at 0:11)
II. Adagio (starts at 11:23)
III. Allegro Vivace (starts at 23:23)
IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo (starts at 29:03)