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Composers of the Nazi era : eight portraits

Author: Michael H Kater
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How does creativity thrive in the face of fascism? How can a highly artistic individual function professionally in so threatening a climate?"--BOOK JACKET. "Here, historian Michael H. Kater provides a detailed study of the often interrelated careers of eight prominent German composers who lived and worked amid the dictatorship of the Third Reich, or were driven into exile by it."--BOOK JACKET. "Kater weighs issues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Kater
ISBN: 0195099249 9780195099249
OCLC Number: 40848489
Description: xiii, 399 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Werner Egk : the enigmatic opportunist --
Paul Hindemith : the reluctant emigré --
Kurt Weill : a survivor on two continents --
Karl Amadeus Hartmann : the composer as dissident --
Carl Orff : man of legend --
Hans Pfitzner : Magister Teutonicus Miser --
Arnold Schoenberg : musician of contrasts --
Richard Strauss : Jupiter compromised.
Responsibility: Michael H. Kater.
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