Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustraby John Williamson
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.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; 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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