Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

by John Williamson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521409357

ISBN-13: 9780521409353

Pub. Date: 04/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although one of Richard Strauss's most controversial works, the tone poem is also a staple of the virtuoso orchestra. This guide examines the work's intellectual background and considers the ways in which it has been received by such composers as Romain Rolland and Bartok.

Overview

Although one of Richard Strauss's most controversial works, the tone poem is also a staple of the virtuoso orchestra. This guide examines the work's intellectual background and considers the ways in which it has been received by such composers as Romain Rolland and Bartok.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521409353
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. 'Freely after Nietzsche'; 2. The Straussian tone poem as drama; 3. Strauss's individualism; 4. Composition and first performances; 5. Reception; 6. Narratives; 7. Structures; 8. Rhetoric; 9. Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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