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Pfitzner: Palestrina / Heger, Patzak, Hotter, Frantz, et al

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>Pfitzner, Hans : Palestrina
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

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A "forgotten composer" today to the general public, Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949) composed one opera considered a great work by many connoisseurs: Palestrina, based on the life of the Renaissance composer Pfitzner most admired. It has had few recordings, and this definitive performance with great singers of the era has never been available at budget price before. Live performance, 1951.


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>Pfitzner, Hans : Palestrina
  • Performers: Hans Hotter (Voice); Franz Klarwein (Tenor); Kathe Nentwig (Voice); Ferdinand Frantz (Bass Baritone); Katja Sabo (Mezzo Soprano); Georg Wieter (Bass); Julius Patzak (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Heger
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1911-15.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1911-1915