The Artist-Operas of Pfitzner, Krenek and Hindemith: Politics and the Ideology of the Artist

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This is the first book-length study of the genre of 'artist-opera', in which the work's central character is an artist who is uncomfortable with his place in the world. It investigates how three such operas (Pfitzner's Palestrina (1915), Krenek's Jonny spielt auf (1926) and Hindemith's Mathis der Maler (1935)) contributed to the debate in early twentieth-century Germany about the place of art and the artist in modern society, and examines how far the artist-character may be taken as functioning as a persona for the real ...

"The Artist-Operas of Pfitzner, Krenek and Hindemith ": Politics and the Ideology of the Artist 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138263574

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The Artist-Operas of Pfitzner, Krenek and Hindemith: Politics and the Ideology of the Artist 2004, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754605782

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