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Hans Erich Pfitzner
1869 - 1949
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H. Pfitzner
Hans Erich Pfitzner (05/05/1869 - 22/05/1949) was a German composer and self-described anti-modernist. His best known work is the post-Romantic opera Palestrina, loosely based on the life of the great sixteenth-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
Das dunkle Reich
Composed in:1930
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825-98), Richard Dehmel (1863-1920), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), and Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
In memory of:the composers wife
Label(s):CPO CD 999158-2
Das dunkle Reich contains:
01. Chorus of the Dead
02. Reaperís Song (= Chorus of the Living)
03. The Dance of Life
04. Choral Adage (poem by Richard Dehmel)
05. Gretchen at the Shrine of our Lady of Sorrows
06. Fugato and Chorus (poem by Michelangelo)
07. Departure in the Light
08. Chorus of the Dead
Source:booklet of cd CPO 158-2

♫ 01. Chorus of the Dead
© CPO 158-2
Das dunkle Reich - ein literarisches Requiem- op. 38 (1929-1930) with texts from Michelangelo, Goethe, Meyer and Dehmel, Chorfantasie for Orchestra, Organ, Soprano and Bariton-Solo.
Contributor:Arye Kendi
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J.W. von Goethe
C.F. Meyer
R.F.L. Dehmel