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Composers of the Nazi EraEight Portraits$
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Michael H. Kater

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195099249

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.001.0001

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Richard Strauss Jupiter Compromised

Richard Strauss Jupiter Compromised

(p.211) 8 Richard Strauss Jupiter Compromised
Composers of the Nazi Era

Michael H. Kater (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by discussing Richard Strauss's influence on the seven writers discussed in this book. It then examines Strauss's activities in the musicopolitical realm. It investigates his quest to control the politics of musicians in the Third Reich and other controversies where he was involved. It mentions how Strauss is described as president of the Reich Music Chamber by his detractors and defenders. It tells of his fear of never being able to conduct the Olympic Hymn officially in person. It examines the effect of Strauss's extended family had for the future of Richard Strauss. It narrates his denazification trial and its verdict. It highlights some of his accomplishments.

Keywords:   Jupiter, Richard Strauss, Reich Music Chamber, denazification, Garmisch villa, Olympic Hymn

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