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The Life of Richard Strauss : Musical Lives - Bryan Gilliam

The Life of Richard Strauss

Musical Lives

Paperback Published: 18th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521578950
Number Of Pages: 212

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Richard Strauss saw an empire come and go, survived two world wars, witnessed the rise and fall of the Weimar Republic, endured the period of National Socialism, and died the year that Germany was officially divided into two separate states. All the while he enjoyed a successful career as composer, as conductor of international stature, as organizer for the rights of composers, and as colleague of and collaborator with some of the most important composers, writers, and artists of his day. This biography covers Strauss's early musical development, his emergence as a tone poet in the late nineteenth century, his turn to the stage at the beginning of the twentieth century, the successes and failures of the post-World War I era, the turbulent 1930s, and the period of the Second World War and its aftermath.

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' ... well written, informative and perceptive ... After this admirable book, the reader can return to listening to Strauss with added enjoyment.' Contemporary Review

Musical development and early career
æOnward and away to ever-new victoriesÆ: StraussÆs emergence as a tone poet
The rise of an opera composer
Between two empires: Strauss in the 1920s
After Hofmannsthal: personal and political crises
æNow the day has made me tiredÆ: the War and its aftermath
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ISBN: 9780521578950
ISBN-10: 0521578957
Series: Musical Lives
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 18th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 13.84  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3