Richard Strauss: A Master Musicians Biography


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"I cannot bear the tragedy of the present time, " wrote Richard Strauss in 1924. "I want to create joy. I need it." In a career that extended from the age of Wagner and Brahms to the middle of the twentieth century, Strauss wrote music that kept alive the German Romantic ideals of melody and emotional expressiveness. Among his fifteen operas are the beloved Der Rosenkavalier with its bittersweet evocation of bygone days in imperial Vienna, the ingenious Ariadne auf Naxos, and other works that hold the stage to this day. His ...

Richard Strauss: A Master Musicians Biography 1996, Schirmer G Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780028645179

2nd AMERICAN edition