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The life of Richard Strauss

Author: Bryan Randolph Gilliam
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Musical lives.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 misfires of the post-World War I era, the turbulent 1930s, and the period during the Second World War and its aftermath."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Strauss; Richard Strauss; Richard Strauss; Richard Strauss
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Randolph Gilliam
ISBN: 0521570190 9780521570190 0521578957 9780521578950
OCLC Number: 40200094
Description: viii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Musical development and early career --
'Onward and away to ever-new victories': Strauss's emergence as a tone poet --
The rise of an opera composer --
Between two empires: Strauss in the 1920s --
After Hofmannsthal: personal and political crises --
'Now the day has made me tired': the War and its aftermath.
Series Title: Musical lives.
Responsibility: Bryan Gilliam.
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Richard Strauss lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods of German history.  Read more...

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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

 
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