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Germany: Concert called off due to threats from right-wing radicals

21 March 2006

An anti-Nazi concert planned for March 8 in the former eastern German border town of Halberstadt was cancelled at the last minute after the right-wing National Democratic Party applied pressure to local authorities.   The National Democratic Party threatened to buy up all the tickets and turn out in large …

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Germany targets neo-Nazi music

24 March 2004

German police have raided the homes of more than 300 people suspected of posting neo-Nazi music files on the internet. Police say they have seized thousands of compact discs and hundreds of computers in their nationwide raids. Federal Crime Office President Joerg Ziercke warned neo-Nazis used skinhead music to reach …

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…-1699 Europe, Russia

1 January 2001

375 B.C.   Greece The first significant written account of a proposal to censor music is found in Plato’s ‘Republic’, written in roughly 375 B.C. In one of the most famous passages of ancient literature to deal with music, we find Socrates, Plato’s mentor and mouthpiece, engaged in a dialogue …

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1800-1899 Europe, Russia

1 January 2001

1800s. Germany. Clara Schumann (1819-1892) Clara Schumann’s father Friedrich Wieck had resolved before her birth that she should become a piano virtuoso to profit by her financially. This is the reason, why she got an intensive musical education contrary to the most female musical coevals. Already as a teen she …

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1700-1799 Europe, Russia

1 January 2001

1738–1788. Germany. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  Much of the music composed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was censored by Frederick the Great Source: en.wikipedia.org 1700s. Italy and Europe The Vatican banned public performances of opera, and also banned women from signing in performances. Cardinals who liked opera, such as Pietro …

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