Kompositionen der jetzigen und früheren Schüler der Meisterschule Hans Pfitzners an der Preussichen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. Festgabe zum 60. Geburtstage 5. Mai 1929. Hans PFITZNER.
Kompositionen der jetzigen und früheren Schüler der Meisterschule Hans Pfitzners an der Preussichen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. Festgabe zum 60. Geburtstage 5. Mai 1929

Kompositionen der jetzigen und früheren Schüler der Meisterschule Hans Pfitzners an der Preussichen Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. Festgabe zum 60. Geburtstage 5. Mai 1929

Berlin: Adolph Fürstner [PNs A. 7920 7939 F.], ©1929.

Folio. Original publisher's green cloth with titling to upper in silver. 77, [3] pp. + 5 parts in rear pocket. With large colorplate of a painting of a scene in the area of upper Bavaria known as Vaterschondorf am Ammersee by Willy Preetorius tipped in to page [5] .

Contributing composers include Hermann Ambrosius, Hansmaria Dombrowski, Gerhard Frommel, Carl Gerhardt, Eduard Hebra, Margit Hugel, Friedrich Mehler, Robert Rehan, Paul Winter, Lothar Witzke, and Karl Maria Zweissler.

A collection of works by Fritzner's students in celebration of the composer's 60th birthday.

Hans Pfitzner went from being criticized for not following tradition to being ostracized for holding on to tradition. He was caught first in the middle of a mass upheaval in Western music and, later, in the tortuous transformation of Germany. He wrote in all genres, and experienced the most success with his stage works in the early years of the century. This afforded him opportunities to teach and conduct at conservatories in Berlin and Strassburg. A series of tragedies, both national and personal, beset the composer beginning with Germany losing World War I and continuing through the loss of his wife, friends, and children. With Alsace-Lorraine handed back to the French, Pfitzner was sent from Strassburg to Munich, where he came into contact with Hitler; his fate became inextricably linked to the Nazi party despite maintaining an apolitical stance and mostly withdrawing from public view.

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Price: $100.00  other currencies

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