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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Critic's Choice: Chicago’s German Connections

In this week’s Critic’s Choice, Andrew discusses some of Chicago’s German connections.

 

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One Response to “Chicago’s German Connections”

  1. Helen Mehler says:

    Thank you for your commentary:”German Connections.” My father, the son of German immigrants, recounted how the Germans in Chicago were proud of their cultural contributions UNTIL our country entered the first World War My dad enlisted in the navy as a musician. One of his responsibilities was playing cello in a string quartet. When they were stationed in this country, they were not allowed to play any music composed by Germans.That was a challenge! When his battleship was ordered to the North Sea, his music ensemble had no such restrictions. The British admirals for whom the string group provided entertainment usually asked for Beethoven. Again, thank you.

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