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Orchestra: Hitler Loved It, And So Will You

In a press release, Symphony in C promotes its upcoming concert with a testimonial from a rather notorious music lover: Hitler.

Orchestra: Hitler Loved It, And So Will You

In a press release, Symphony in C promotes its upcoming concert with a testimonial from a rather notorious music lover: Hitler.

Really. Here it is.

"CAMDEN, NJ (February 9, 2010) –Symphony in C and Music Director Rossen Milanov present a concert of Lyrical Grandeur on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at the Gordon Theater, Rutgers-Camden. The concert opens with the Schumann’s jolly and ebullient Konzertstück for Four Horns. The evening and season concludes with Anton Bruckner’s beloved and lyrical Symphony No. 7, a piece that Adolf Hitler enjoyed so much that he consecrated a bust of Bruckner at Regensburg’s Walhalla. Later, a recording filled the air as the death of Hitler was announced on Radio Berlin."

Makes you want to go, doesn't it?

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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