(b Lübeck, 6 June 1875; d Zürich, 12 Aug 1955). German writer. A Nobel prize winner, his novels, stories and essays often included musical characters or examined musical topics. His importance as a commentator on the position of music in German culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries was reinforced by his personal friendships with many contemporary composers, conductors and musical scholars.
Mann came from a well-to-do family.
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