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Adolf Hitler’s Greatest Hits

by | 7th, August 2007

hitler.jpg “HITLER’S greatest hits.”

So begins the Times. And there is the old pop picker Adolf Hitler himself stood among a record collection.

This is no flight of fancy. The Times is not walking down memory lane wondering what Hitler would be listening to if he were around today lots of Erasure, Phil Collins (post Genesis) and Inspector Cyril “Blakey” Blake singing the theme song from On The Buses.

This is the real deal. Former Soviet intelligence officer Lew Besymenski is dead. But he has left behind the records he found in Hitler’s Chancellery in Berlin in May 1945.

Now Zat’s Vot I Call Musik 1945 features such boot stomping tunes as Mozart Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor with Arthur Schnable. That’s at No.5.

In at 4 is Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, soloist Bronislaw Huberman.

Shock indeed, pop pickers. Schnable was a Jew. Not ‘arf. Huberman was also a Jew. The temptation is to think of Hitler pointing to flaws in the playing and finding reason to ensure such musical imprecision never occurs again by killing Huberman, Schable and all of their families.

“You see,” says Hitler. “They kill the music, the Jews. And if you don’t have music what is there but nothing? Nothing!”

But there is

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