All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionThe life and music of Richard Strauss (1864-1949) span what was arguably the most turbulent period in human history, encompassing the Franco-Prussian War, the unification of Germany, and two world wars. He was one of the very last composers to have started his career in service to the old European aristocracy, but near the end of his life, the continent lay in shambles, and he faced financial ruin even as he remained Germany's greatest living composer. Virtually from the day they were written, Strauss's tone poems from the late nineteenth century-works such as Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Death and Transfiguration-have been repertory standards. So have the operas Salome, Elektra, and Der Rosenkavalier. And yet a tremendous quantity of very good music, both early and late, has only recently come to the attention of musicians and music lovers alike. This owner's manual, accompanied by a full-length CD, surveys all the major works with orchestra: symphonies, concertos, tone poems, operas, ballets, suites, and songs. Many of them will be new even to listeners familiar with the popular pieces, part of a vast legacy of immaculately crafted, beautiful music that deserves to be rediscovered and treasured.
- Author BiographyDAVID HURWITZ, a music critic, author, and percussionist, is the founder and executive editor of Classicstoday.com, the Internet's first classical music review magazine. His many books include Unlocking the Masters titles on Mozart, Mahler, Sibelius, Haydn, Dvo?ak, Shostakovich, and Bernstein. Hurwitz's other writings include works on Beethoven and Brahms and articles for High Fidelity, Fanfare, and Music and Letters.
- Author(s)David Hurwitz
- PublisherHal Leonard Corporation
- Date of Publication20/08/2014
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleUnlocking the Masters Series
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAmadeus Press
- Weight363 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $27.54Trending at AU $44.05
- AU $80.99Trending at AU $88.14
- AU $71.88Trending at AU $73.73
- AU $82.90Trending at AU $85.64
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $79.61
- AU $34.73Trending at AU $42.75
- AU $21.22Trending at AU $25.56
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.