11/25 Today in Weird Music History: 1934. Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler pens an article urging the Nazis to accept (e.g. not ban) the music of Paul Hindemith. He is summarily removed from his conducting position in Berlin and placed under house arrest.
Be Careful Who You Support (at least in totalitarian regimes).
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