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The Literature of the German Democratic Republic Part I

The Literature of the German Democratic Republic Part I

1945–1976: From early on, cultural policy was dominated by the ideological and educational mandate of the SED, which also shaped the confrontation with National Socialism. The works of communist literature created before 1945 set standards, v. a. but the works by left-wing writers that were created in exile and have now been published in the GDR: works by Anna Seghers, A. Zweig, L. Renn, G. Weisenborn, F. Wolf, S. Heym, J. R. Becher, H. Mann among others The majority of these authors took up residence in the Soviet occupation…

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Classic Music in Germany

Classic Music in Germany

Around 1725, a radical change emerged in European music, which composers in Germany only understood, hardly helped to shape. In the face of a new, bourgeois public, musical creation stepped out of its functional ties: comprehensibility through orientation to song and dance, sensuality through melodic beauty, imaginative expressivity and compositional originality became hallmarks of the pre-classical period, which became a specifically German one through the melting of Italian and French influences Embossed received. Representative here are the works of Bach’s…

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STUTTGART ATTRACTIONS

STUTTGART ATTRACTIONS

An evening in Stuttgart is quickly spent exploring local wines. Mersu is number one in Stuttgart Impressive of both its architecture and exhibition, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is the city’s number one attraction. Especially in the dark, the museum’s futuristic look stands out from afar. This destination should not be missed, even if you are no longer a car person or even interested in technology. In an interesting and illustrative way, the museum presents not only the history of the automotive…

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