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Hans Erich Pfitzner’s birthday
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Born in Moscow Russia on this date in 1869, German composer, Hans Erich Pfitzner.
Pfitzner was raised in his father’s hometown of Frankfurt, where he received paternal instruction in the violin and wrote his first pieces by the age of eleven. At the age of seventeen, he was studying piano and composition at the Hoch Conservatory. From 1892 on, he held a number of jobs as instructor, conductor and Kappelmeister, until, in 1908, he was appointed head of the conservatory in Strasbourg. It was there that he composed his most famous work, the opera Palestrina, premiered by Bruno Walter, in Munich, in 1917. Besides opera, he produced a number of orchestral and chamber works. Pfitzner’s students include Otto Klemperer and Carl Orff.
Hans Pfitzner „Grosse” Sinfonie in C, II and III