Streams

 

Nazis

The Takeaway

Fighting Nazis, Fast (Not Furious), and Recommendations for Crying

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, Rafer and Kristen explore movies that involve fighting Nazis and being fast (not furious). They also help a listener who wants help letting the tears out. 
Read More

Comments [2]

The Leonard Lopate Show

How America Became a Safe Haven for Nazis after WWII

Friday, November 14, 2014

Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau tells how some Nazis received help and protection from the U.S. government—and were hired by the CIA, FBI, and the military.

Comments [11]

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Spy Who Infiltrated NY’s Nazi Underground

Monday, July 28, 2014

In the most successful counterespionage operation in U.S. history, German-American William G. Sebold became the FBI’s first double agent, spearheading a covert mission to report on a spy ring in the days leading up to World War II.

Comments [6]

Conducting Business

Behind Richard Strauss's Murky Relationship with the Nazis

Thursday, June 05, 2014

As the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss arrives, our latest podcast considers the composer's activities under the Nazi regime, and how his later works should be judged.

Comments [10]

Conducting Business

Vienna Philharmonic: Facing its Nazi Past But Struggling with Diversity

Thursday, February 27, 2014

While the Vienna Philharmonic has confronted its Nazi-era activities, questions remain about its lack of present-day diversity.

Comments [25]

Carnegie Hall Live

Listen: Vienna Philharmonic Plays Mozart, Bruckner and Staud

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Vienna Philharmonic presented a program of Mozart, Bruckner and Staud. Franz Welser-Most conducted the concert.

Comments [6]

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Secret Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

Friday, February 14, 2014

Annie Jacobsen tells us about a disturbing, covert government program in the decades following World War II, called Operation Paperclip, which brought Hitler's scientists and their families to the United States. Many were accused of war crimes, others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was convicted of mass murder and slavery, but these men were also directly responsible for major advances in rocketry, medical treatments, and the U.S. space program. In Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America, Jacobsen looks into whether the operation was a moral outrage or if it helped America win the Cold War.

Comments [12]

WQXR Blog

Vienna Philharmonic Strips Ex-Nazis of Honors

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has quietly stripped six former senior Nazi officials of honors awarded them - a late act of contrition for its embrace of the Hitler era.

Read More

Comments [4]

The Leonard Lopate Show

German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Wendy Lower gives a stunning account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front, arguing that we have ignored the reality of women’s participation in the Holocaust. Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields makes the case for the massive complicity, and participation, of the 500,000 young German women in the killing fields of the Third Reich.

Comments [17]

Features

Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner

Friday, October 04, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, tune in for a special broadcast of this one-hour program exploring the differences between this year's big anniversary composers: Wagner and his contemporary Verdi.

Comments [3]

Operavore

Boston Opera? It's Wicked Good, Says Odyssey Opera Founder

Thursday, September 12, 2013

On Sunday, a new opera company will make its début in Boston: Odyssey Opera, founded by conductor Gil Rose. Their first offering is ambitious, writes Marion Rosenberg.

Read More

Comments [1]

Showdown @ High Noon

O Fortuna, Cast a Vote For Which Carmina Burana You Want to Hear

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Today is the birthday of composer Carl Orff (1895-1982), so for this week's Showdown we offered three great performances of his most famous work: Carmina Burana.

Comments [19]

Operavore

Richard Wagner, Love Him or Hate Him?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blogger Fred Plotkin addresses the question that that he is asked most often: “How/why can you like Wagner?” The answer: It's complicated.

Read More

Comments [17]

WQXR Features

Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, tune in for a special re-broadcast of this one-hour program exploring the differences between this year's big anniversary composers: Verdi and his contemporary Wagner.

Comments [36]

Operavore

German Theater Groups Criticize Cancellation of Nazi-Themed Tannhauser

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf has faced mounting scrutiny for canceling a controversial Nazi-themed production of Wagner's Tannhäuser last week.

Read More

Comments [9]

Conducting Business

Nazi Tannhäuser Renews Debate Over Radical Opera Stagings

Monday, May 13, 2013

Was the opera house in Düsseldorf right to cancel its Nazi-themed Tannhauser? When do radical updates of operas go too far? Listen and tell us what you think.

Comments [31]

Operavore

Nazi-themed Tannhauser Creates Scandal in Germany

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A production of Tannhauser is causing a stir because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and members of a family having their heads shaved before being executed.

Read More

Comments [12]

Operavore

Bayreuth Festival to Name New Managing Director

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Die Welt newspaper reports that Heinz Dieter Sense will become director of Bayreuth just as the Richard Wagner 200th anniversary year is picking up steam.

Read More

Comments [2]

WQXR Blog

Behind The Vienna Philharmonic's Nazi Past

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Why did so many members of the Vienna Philharmonic join the Nazi party in the 1930s? The lead historian behind the recent report offers some clues.

Read More

Comments [13]

WQXR Blog

Vienna Philharmonic Reveals Nazi Past in New Report

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Almost half of the musicians in the Vienna Philharmonic during World War II were members of the Nazi party, and 13 members were driven out for being Jewish or married to Jews.

Read More

Comments [22]