Hans Pfitzner (Composer)
Born: 5th May 1869, Moscow, Russia
Died: 22nd May 1949, Salzburg, Austria
Hans Erich Pfitzner was a German composer and self-described anti-modernist. His best known work is the post-Romantic opera Palestrina (1917), loosely based on the life of the sixteenth-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.