!mYedictMKA 04/24/12(Tue)01:02 No.18838281|
An immensely talented musician and conductor. Born in 1886 to a privileged family. Was educated about german culture by tutors, family friends and a few Witches.
His musical talents surfaced early and he became proficient with the piano. Though he really wanted to conduct and compose his own works. When his father died, he took up conducting primarily to support the family, but also to further his dreams.
His rise in the musical was meteoric, no doubt helped along by the Witches he made friends with as a young lad. He toured around the world, becoming popular throughout, but America was a bit less forthcoming.
Then Hitler came.
He could only stare in sadness as his proud homeland was reduced to nothing but barbarism, jackboots and violence. His friends urged him to leave. He stayed on, bound to his love for his country. The Nazis did all they could to make his stay permanent.
His only solace was with the Witches he had befriended. He soon made new friends within the witch communities, some of them being fans of his.
The war years were hard on him. News of concentration camps, especially from his witch friends and fans, were particularly unsettling. The political redeployment of some his closest friends had an adverse effect on him as well. It didn’t help that the Nazis raised up von Karanjan as a rival to him. And yet, he soldiered on, despite knowing that music didn’t soften and purify hearts.
Thankfully, the Martians changed all of that. And after the Martians came, Furtwangler became a free man.