When music set the world on fire – new work by Volker Hagedorn

Before the world goes up in flames: In his new work, Volker Hagedorn dedicates himself to the European music epoch between 1900 and 1918, grippingly told and rich in facts.

Leipzig. It’s always nice when books make the reader burn. Like these “Flamen” by Volker Hagedorn – who presents an epochal novel about the turning point in Europe between 1900 and 1918, told as an exciting chapter in music history.

It is a fascinating, unbelievably dense time in which the foundations of musical and artistic modernity are laid, on which our culture is still based 100 years later. There are the first films, the vinyl record is invented, airplanes conquer the sky, psychoanalysis dissects the soul and the first mass media create mass opinion.