Pfitzner, Hans, 1869-1949

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Birth 1869-05-05
Death 1949-05-22
Germans
German

Biographical notes:

Mimi Pfitzner (née Kwast) was the first wife of Hans; they married in 1899. Mali Pfitzner (née Stoll) was the 2nd wife of Hans; they married in 1939. Montenuovo was a high-ranking official at the Habsburg court in Vienna. Leer was a German attorney from Munich who defended Pfitzner in denazification proceedings following the end of World War II. Stromverlag, based in Hamburg, was the publisher of Pfitzner's memoir Eindrücke und Bilder meines Lebens (1948). Kössel was a friend of Pfitzner and an employee of the Bayerischen Vereinsbank in Munich, where Pfitzner had deposited a manuscript which he was giving to Alma Mahler. Walter was a friend or an admirer of Pfitzner; she composed a poem in memory of his death.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1903-1955. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864475

German composer and conductor.

From the description of Autograph postcard signed, dated : [Obercassel (near Düsseldorf), 25 December 1907], to Emil Gutmann in Munich, 1907 Dec. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674937

From the description of Autograph postcard signed, dated : Strasbourg, 9 September 1918, to Hermann Scherchen in Berlin, 1918 Sept. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674940

Hans Pfitzner was a German composer. He is perhaps best known for his opera Palestrina, which premiered in 1917.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155902314

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