‘Playing for the Devil. How much did Furtwängler really resist the Nazis?’

Review of Sam H Shirakawa, The Devil’s Music Master: The controversial life and career of Wilhelm Furtwängler (Oxford University Press, New York, 1992) and Fred K. Prieberg, Trial of Strength. Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Third Reich (Quartet Books, London, 1992), in The Times Literary Supplement, 13 November, 1992, pp. 3-4; revised version reprinted in Rereading German History, 1997.