Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 127

  3rd May 1942, at dinner Berlin must not monopolise the resources of the Reich—Berlin is not an artistic city—The choice of Nuremberg.   When I think of Bayreuth, I am invariably worried by the thought that one day we may have to appeal to the State for financial aid for the maintenance of its…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 135

  30th May 1942, midday The rôle of Vienna—Death of Mozart—Artists should be supported before they die!   It should be the task of any reasonable culture policy to discover talent early, to encourage and foster it, and so give it the opportunity of reaching its highest fruition for the benefit of both the present…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 186

  13th June 1943, evening The French painters—The great artistic achievements of the nineteenth century were German—Architecture in Munich.   I cannot make up my mind to buy a picture by a French painter, because I am not sure of the dividing line between what I understand and what I do not understand. I have…

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