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Opera (Musikalische Legende) in 3 acts by Pfitzner to his own lib. Comp. 1911–15. Prod. Munich 1917, London (Abbey Opera) 1981, Berkeley (concert) 1982, CG 1997. Based on untrue legend that Palestrina comp. the Missa Papae Marcelli to persuade the Council of Trent not to ban polyphonic mus.

Subjects: Opera.


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