Geoff - sadly I'm joining the queue of folk praising the Alpine Symphony and since I've enjoyed reviewing it more than once for MW you must add me to your list bland eclecticists.
I like the idea of Rosenkavalier being musical onomatopoeia although I have no idea what that actually means.
Riefenstahl was just 13 when Strauss wrote the Alpine Symphony so not sure either how her films are "around the same time".
Beecham was infamous for cutting works on a whim when he became "bored" of them - there's the notable Elgar Symphony that got shorter the longer an orchestral tour went on - so not sure his filleting of music is necessarily a valid judgement either.
For all the composers you list there are Korngolds, Schreckers, Graeners, Goldschmidts, Schillings etc etc who did not follow the new objectivity. Conversely, not sure many of them subscribed to the political ideas you mention.
By all means don't like a work of Art but conversely don't tar those whose do enjoy that self-same work more than you with negative extra-musical motivations or failings - THAT is artistic fascism.
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