Entartete Musik Reading List

  • Fritz Lang (Da Capo Paperback)

    by Lotte Eisner

  • World of Yesterday

    by Stefan Zweig

  • Doctor Faustus : The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend

    by Thomas Mann

  • Thomas Mann Stories of Three Decades

    by Thomas Mann

  • The Social History of the Third Reich, 1933-1945

    by Pierre Aycoberry

  • Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

    by Frederic Spotts

  • Hartmann, Hindemith & Henze (20th-Century Composers)

    by Guy Rickards

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold (20th-Century Composers)

    by Jessica Duchen

  • Best Regards to Aida: The Defeats and Victories of a Music Man on Two


  • Alma Mahler-Werfel: Diaries, 1898-1902

    by Alma Mahler-Werfel

  • Hitler's Degenerate Art - The Exhibition Catalogue - First published in 1937 as "Entartete Kunst Austellungsührer'

    Foxley Books

  • The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich

    by Michael Kater

  • Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich

    University Of Chicago Press

  • Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s

    by Otto Friedrich

  • My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin

    by Peter Gay

  • Germany 1866-1945 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)

    by Gordon A. Craig

  • Expressionism in Twentieth-Century Music

    by John C. Crawford, Dorothy L. Crawford

  • Music While Drowning: German Expressionist Poems

    by David Miller, Stephen Watts

  • German Modernism: Music and the Arts (California Studies in 20th-Century Music)

    by Walter Frisch

  • Zemlinsky

    by Antony Beaumont

  • Conversations With Klemperer

    by Otto / Heyworth, Peter (Editor) Klemperer

Extra Recommendations:

The following reading list is based on the excellent Music in the Holocaust bibliography from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Nazification of Art: Art, Design, Architecture Music and Film in Third Reich
By Brandon Taylor

Opera and the Culture of Fascism
by Jeremy Tambling

Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany (Book)
by Michael H. Kater

Hitler’s Dancers: German Modern Dance And The Third Reich (Book)
by Lilian Karina and Marion Kant

Driven into Paradise: The Musical Migration from Nazi Germany to the United States
by Reinhold Brinkmann (Editor), Christoph Wolff (Editor)

A National Acoustics: Music and Mass Publicity in Weimar and Nazi Germany
by Brian Currid

Degenerate Art (Hardcover)
by Stephanie Barron

Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich
by Richard A. Etlin, ed.

Music and German National Identity
by Celia Applegate and Pamela Potter