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Richard strauss - man, musician, enigma.

Author: Michael Kennedy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Written by Michael Kennedy, music critic for the Sunday Telegraph, this first detailed biography of Richard Strauss for many years reassesses the man and the musician, drawing on much hitherto  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kennedy
ISBN: 9780521027748 0521027748
OCLC Number: 1023251956
Description: 468 sidor ; 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. 1864-1898: Youth in Munich: 1. The family; 2. Wunderkind; 3. Growing up; 4. Meiningen; 5. Third conductor; 6. Dora and Weimar; 7. First failure; 8. Engagement; 9. Pauline; 10. The tone-poet; Part II. 1898-1918: The Berlin Years: 11. At the Kaiser's court; 12. Enter Hofmannsthal; 13. The Ariadne crisis; 14. Twentieth-century Offenbach; Part III. 1918-1933: Out of Fashion: 15. Vienna; 16. Intermezzo; 17. Helena; 18. Arabella; 19. The gathering storm; Part IV. 1933-1949: The Dark Years: 20. Taking Walter's place; 21. The Reich chamber; 22. Dismissal; 23. Working with Gregor; 24. Danae and Madeleine; 25. After Capriccio; 26. Eightieth birthday; 27. Metamorphosen; 28. 'I am Richard Strauss ...'; 29. The exile; 30. London; 31. Last songs; 32. Return to Garmisch; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.


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'Mr Kennedy's new biography of Strauss is certain to become the standard work, shaping the interpretations of a whole generation of Strauss's scholars (and ordinary music lovers) to come.' Sunday Read more...

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