Composers of the Nazi era : eight portraits / Michael H. Kater.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
1 online resource (414 p.)
- Composers -- Germany -- Biography.
Music -- Germany -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- How does creativity thrive in the face of fascism? How can a highly artistic individual function professionally in so threatening a climate? Composers of the Nazi Era is the final book in a critically acclaimed trilogy that includes Different Drummers (OUP 1992) and The Twisted Muse (OUP 1997), which won the Wallace K. Ferguson Prize of the Canadian Historical Association. 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:
- Contents; Abbreviations; 1. WERNER EGK: The Enigmatic Opportunist; 2. PAUL HINDMITH: The Reluctant Emigré; 3. KURT WEILL: A Survivor on Two Continents; 4. KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN: The Composer as Dissident; 5. CARL ORFF: Man of Legend; 6. HANS PFITZNER: Magister Teutonicus Miser; 7. ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: Musician of Contrasts; 8. RICHARD STRAUSS: Jupiter Compromised; CONCLUSION: Composers in the Postwar Era Until the 1960's; Notes; Index;
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