Werner Egk <i>The Enigmatic Opportunist</i>

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780195099249
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199870004 | DOI:
Werner Egk The Enigmatic Opportunist

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This chapter focuses on Werner Joseph Mayer's biography. It begins by narrating his early life in Germany as well as his interest in music. It then talks about his music quests and the people that he worked with. It also mentions his dealings with the Nazi rulers and his famous musical compositions. It also discusses his first big professional break, especially his life as a composer. It examines the reasons why Egk accepted a high office in the Nazi regime and evaluates his role during wartime Germany. It takes a look at the present day interpretations of Egk's career in the Third Reich.

Keywords: Werner Joseph Mayer; Germany; Nazi; Egk; war; Third Reich

Chapter.  14974 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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