Tuesday, August 7, 2007

All Hail Huberman

I know I've often thought about what kind of music Adolf Hitler listened to. Well, according to recent finds and published in the NY Sun (and with a little help from my friend, Nadia), we now know he listened to Russian and Jewish artists including Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Rachmaninoff and, most interestingly, the violinist Bronislaw Huberman, a Polish Jew who would become an official enemy of the Third Reich.

This was found out by historian Lev Bezymensky many years ago, but had been kept private until he passed away and his daughter released the finds recently. Bezymensky was a leading authority on Hitler, and was present at his autopsy, which revealed Ol' Adolf to have only one testicle.

So, if Hitler were still alive, you think he'd listen to The Klezmatics?

I'll be away in Cleveland until Sunday, so posting while there will become very sparaditic, at best. But I'll definitely be back next Monday

Look out, Cleveland, the storm is comin' through
And it's runnin' right up on you

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