Lot 198
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Strauss, Richard

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  • Strauss, Richard
  • Fine autograph letter signed ("DRichardStrauss"), about music under the Nazis
  • ink on paper
to an unidentified member of the Nazi Kulturgemeinde, about "Herrn von K.", noting the difficulties his correspondent has had, enquiring why they threaten Herr v K's position ("...wie so ist der Berufstand von Herrn von K. bedroht?..."), and why the Reichskulturgemeinde is unwilling to promote contemporary works ("...Warum soll die N.S. Kulturgemeinde nicht zeitgenössische Musikfeste veranstalten...)", also discussing Abendroth, and Haas of the Allgemeine Deutsche Musikverein, concluding with the Nazi salutation ("Heil Hitler"), 2 pages, 8vo, printed stationery of the "Hotel Vier Jahrzeiten", Munich, 23 January 1935

Catalogue Note

Karajan sought the position of Generalmusikdirektor at the Aachen Opera and had joined the Nazi Party  there. Strauss resigned from the post of President of the Reichsmusikkammer in July 1935.