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Hans Pfitzner Magister Teutonicus Miser

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by mentioning how other artists see Hans Pfitzner as a composer. It also tells of Pfitzner's professional and personal life. It discusses some of his great works and ideas. It ... More


Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

How does creativity thrive in the face of fascism? How can a highly artistic individual function professionally in so threatening a climate? This is a detailed study of the often interrelated careers ... More


‘Sympathie mit dem Tode’: Thomas Mann, Hans Pfitzner, and the further reflections of a non-political man

Nicholas Attfield

in Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Perhaps the most infamous of the Weimar musical ‘anti-modernists’, Hans Pfitzner is well known for his polemics against Paul Bekker and Busoni and his opera Palestrina, products of the First World ... More


Working towards the Third Reich

Nicholas Attfield

in Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The epilogue contributes to efforts to map continuities in musical thought between the Weimar and Nazi eras, and deals with issues of advocacy. There was not the straightforward rise to influence ... More


A Question of Musical Potency: The Anti-Romantics

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the musical potency of the works of anti-romantic Jewish composers. It discusses Hans Pfitzner's 1919 pamphlet The New Aesthetic of Musical Impotence: A Sign of Decay?, which ... More


The Musical Impotence of Hans Pfitzner’s Die neue Ästhetik

Bryan R. Simms

in Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764068
eISBN:
9780190268213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764068.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a translation of Berg's essay which focuses on Pfitzner's book Die neue Aesthetik der musikalischen Impotenz: Ein Verwesungssymptom? (The New Aesthetic of Musical Impotence: A ... More


“The Path to the New Music”: Mödling, 1918–1925

Joseph Auner

in A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095401
eISBN:
9780300127126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095401.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Arnold Schoenberg has long been interested in reforming concert life, as seen in his activities with the Society of Creative Musicians in 1904. This interest resurfaced after World War I as part of ... More


Third Reich Shakespeare

Andreas Höfele

in No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

With Hitler’s takeover, which was greeted by many, though not all, rightist intellectuals, a triumphant Germany once again shed its Hamletian affiliations. Chapter 6 discusses how Shakespeare was ... More


Strasbourg, Paris, Leipzig: September 1891–October 1932

D. Kern Holoman

in Charles Munch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199772704
eISBN:
9780190268220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter goes back to the time when Charles Munch was first noticing his inclinations toward classical music while in Strasbourg. The chapter then talks about his extensive training with ... More


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