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Archive for July 29, 2013

Art and Music: Mathis der Maler

Sketch of John the Baptist, long held to be a self-portrait of Matthias Grünewald

Like most people, Paul Hindemith underestimated the Nazis. He openly derided their ideologies, and quickly became marked as a dissident. In an attempt to keep the door open for him, Wilhelm Furtwängler commissioned a symphony from Hindemith