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Richard Strauss: A Musical Life

Raymond Holden
Format
Book
Published
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2011.
Language
English
ISBN
9780300126426 (hbk.), 0300126425 (hbk.)
Related Resources
Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Summary
Renowned as the gifted composer of a string of masterworks, Richard Strauss (1864-1949) is less often remembered for his achievement as a major conductor. This book considers Strauss' career as a conductor and places it in relation to his life as a composer.
Contents
  • pt. 1. Education and years of apprenticeship. A Munich childhood : education and early impressions ; A rising star : Meiningen (1885-1886) and first Munich period (1886-1889) ; Enfant terrible : Weimar (1889-1894) and Don Juan
  • pt. 2. Maturity and cultural leader. A Mozart missionary : second Munich period (1894-1898) and Mozart style ; Cause célèbre : Erster Königlicher Kapellmeister at Berlin (1898-1908) and Salome ; At the summit : Generalmusikdirektor at Berlin (1908-1919) and Beethoven style ; A poisoned chalice : Vienna Staatsoper (1919-1924) and the performing version of Mozart's Idomeneo
  • pt. 3. A world figure. A German abroad : touring (1885-1914) ; A tarnished icon? Touring and recording (1914-1947).
Description
xiii, 316 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-306) and index.
  • Discography: p. [229]-230.
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