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Starting All Over Again, New music in post-war Germany

Even music went back to square one in Germany, in 1945: New sounds were to make the Germans better people, according to the plan of the Allies. With their support, musicians continued the work of those sounds that had been forbidden by the Nazis. Atonal and twelve-tone music are now on the concert programs, with contemporary music from the countries of the occupying powers. However, with the beginning of the Cold War, the division of Europe into East and West, a change sets in: Music, too, becomes a weapon in the struggle of the systems.
A little illuminated chapter of German-German history is told in an entertaining way.

  • Bettina Ehrhardt
  • Bettina Ehrhardt
  • Bettina Ehrhardt
  • Robyn Schulkowsky
    Key Cast
  • Ian Pace
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    "Musician, Musicologist"
  • Roman Trekel
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  • Fabrizio Chiovetta
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  • Frank Schneider
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  • Nuria Schoenberg Nono
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  • Ulrich Mosch
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  • Björn Gottstein
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    "Artistic Director Donaueschingen"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    On recommence - La musique nouvelle de l'Allemagne d'après-guerre
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    56 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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  • Arthaus Music
    Sales Agent
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Bettina Ehrhardt


studied Romance Languages and Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, Art History and Film in Hamburg, Munich and Lyon. Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes with a study about the Poet and Artist Henri Michaux. Since 1992 author and documentary filmmaker, since 1999 also producer. Reports and documentary films for Arte, ZDF, WDR, SWR, BR, 3SAT, ORF, SF / DRS, SVT, Radio Canada, ARTV, RAI.
Bettina Ehrhardt lives in Munich

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