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Image result for Georg VollerthunGeorg Vollerthun (born September 29, 1876 in Fürstenau (today Kmiecin, part of Nowy Dwór Gdański ) near Danzig , † September 15, 1945 in Strausberg near Berlin ) was a German composer , conductor and music teacher.

Georg Vollerthun - son of a landowner - studied at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin with Friedrich Gernsheim and Robert Radeke. From 1899 to 1905 Vollerthun had engagements as theater band master in Prague, Berlin, Barmen and Mainz. After a two-year stay in Paris, he lived on the Bissenmoor estate near Bad Bramstedt since 1910. Vollerthun had been living in Strausberg since 1922. From 1919 to 1922 he was a member of the DNVP . The NSDAP joined Vollerthun on September 1, 1931 (No. 666.098) and worked as a music consultant for the party in the district of Oberbarnim . In the Kampfbund for German culture , he was responsible from 1932 as a department head for the opera.

During the National Socialist era, Vollerthun was one of the most funded composers. Since November 1, 1933, he had a professorship for the German song at the University of Music Berlin ; one of his students there was Elisabeth Schwarzkopf . In 1934 he became a member of the Grand Council of German Composers within the Reich Chamber of Music . In 1936 he was forced on holiday for violating a "criminalized moral norm", and his works were boycotted by the Reichsrundfunk . However, the boycott on 17 December 1936 was lifted by the Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels . [4]

In 1938 Vollerthun's German song play based on texts by Agnes Miegel was premiered. In 1942, the premiere of his opera The Royal Sacrifice took place over Queen Louise's supplication. However, this was banned in East Prussia by Gauleiter Erich Koch because of the "deepest humiliation and disgrace of Prussia". [6]

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  1. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Vollerthun