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The Berlin Philharmonic chose to mark their 125th anniversary year by highlighting a previously unknown chapter in its history - the years from 1933 to 1945. The film brings to life, in a manner as fascinating as it is sensitive, this chapter in the history of Germany and its capital Berlin, and explores the question: How does one tread the fine line between independence and individual responsibility?
Let's face it, most documentaries and movies made by Germans have that pathetic feeling by engaging their audience with a large doses of pathos so that after they swallow the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Douglas K.
This is a very interesting DVD. It portrays people living through an extremely challenging historical period. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Witold
I enjoyed the DVD very much but I had to purchase a blue ray player first!! I would rencommend it to my friend Margo who also enjoys music, especially Beethoven, as well as... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Rhonda Dekuyper
I feel that the final judgement is that players and conductors were first and foremost musicians, politics was a minor consideration in all but a few cases. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by rojohn
This lne is interesting as it complemente the movie "Conductors of the Third Reich". I hoped it would contain a bit more recording of music they played. Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Joe Fernandez
Had I walked in the moccasins of these "Aryan" musicians, I'm not sure that I would have done anything differently. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Steve Perlowski
For those of us living who do not live in Germany and who do not have an in-depth understanding of the Berlin Philharmonic and the trials it went through during the Third Reich, I... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Pamela Brown