• I had to look it up. Godwin's law asserts “… if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism.”

    Actually, this thread has nothing to do directly, or even indirectly with comparing anything to Nazism or anyone to any Nazi. It just so happens that the advent of Fascism in Germany was the occasion during which large numbers of composers were banned, and it is the composers and their music (not the fact that Nazis banned them) that I would like to focus on.

    I am reasonably certain, Kristofer, that the discussion of these particular composers will push our ruminations more in the direction of your line of thinking than in the direction of mine. That is why I proposed the topic, actually. (Remember, I am deliberately excluding Hindemeth, and the “atonalists.” The number of “tonal” composers who fall into this category is quite large.)

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