“Father Knows Best” : Paternity and Mise-en-Scène in Hans Pfitzner's Palestrina

Levin, David J.
March 2001
Musical Quarterly;Spring2001, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p167
Academic Journal
Focuses on the concentration of paternities within the cultural criticism of Palestrina by Hans Pfitzner. Identification of Pfitzner with the paternal position in the early-twentieth century musical and cultural criticism; Determination of Pfitzner to impose strict controls over the stage works of the opera; Preponderance of soft paternity in the dramaturgical discourse of Palestrina.


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