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Hans Pfitzner <i>Magister Teutonicus Miser</i>

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780195099249
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199870004 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0006
Hans Pfitzner Magister Teutonicus Miser

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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 explains why Pfitzner is not a convinced Nazi. It narrates how he met Adolf Hitler, its consequence, and clarifies their relationship. It talks about his journey to the Third Reich as well as the problems that he faced because of his attitude. It tells of his relationship with his student in composition class, Elisabeth Martin. It also talks about his denazification.

Keywords: Hans Pfitzner; jews; World Jewry; Third Reich; Elisabeth Martin; denazification

Chapter.  20282 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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