Otto Klemperer: Notable Symphonic Conductor Whose Son Played Colonel Klink


Born today was Otto Klemperer,
Conducted Beethoven’s “The Emperor”
Played by pianist Barenboim,
And others, pardon the expression, goyim.

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  • That reminded me that in fact, Otto was one of the many musicians, artists, and intellectuals who had to flee Nazism, as verified by his obit.*

    Of course, we know Werner better, and the conceit of Hogan's Heroes was that all the Nazis were Jews (and some of the prisoners, too).

    *Accessible via Google, if the pay wall comes up.

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