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The Music of Hans Pfitzner (Oxford Monographs on Music) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0198161608
ISBN-10: 0198161603
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"Represents a milestone in the history of Pfitzner scholarship....It is superbly produced."--Musical Times

"Marks a good start in remedying the lack of studies in English on its enigmatic subject....Recommended to all undergraduate and graduate libraries for both its social and musical content."--Choice

"[An] arresting exposition of the ideas and musical works of Hans Pfitzner..."--Choral Journal

From the Back Cover

For many reasons Hans Pfitzner was and remains controversial. This stems partly from his difficult personality, partly from the nationalist context in which he set his cultural beliefs. His music has also tended to be coloured by such labels as conservative and romantic. Yet he actually has a wide reputation for his 'musical legend' Palestrina, and there is much in his output which stamps him as a true heir of Wagner and Schumann. This is the first study of Pfitzner's output in English. It sets his music in the context of his cultural opinions, which, though conceived as reflections on music, have acquired a more political status to which the history of Pfitzner's times has contributed. It offers a revaluation of his music, partly in order to reveal the innate value of his stage works, chamber music, and songs, and also to illustrate the historical importance of his ideas, which reflect a German conservative tradition which was taken over and nearly destroyed by the Third Reich.

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Product Details

  • Series: Oxford Monographs on Music
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (August 6, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198161603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198161608
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,100,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Thomas J. Busse on July 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Great book, but not worth the $160 list price. Over $100 for the Electronic edition? What are the people at Oxford thinking?
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