Ein Heldenleben: Tone Poem for Orchestra, Op. 40

Ein Heldenleben: Tone Poem for Orchestra, Op. 40

by Richard Strauss

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Overview

One of the twentieth century's most celebrated composers, Richard Strauss created a series of masterful tone poems that are fundamental to the repertoire of all major orchestras: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Don Quixote, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Tod und Verklärung, and this work, Ein Heldenleben.
Conceived as a companion piece to Don Juan, Ein Heldenleben calls for a huge orchestra, including eight horns, five trumpets, quadruple woodwinds, and a full complement of percussion and strings. At the center of the story stands Strauss himself, in a thinly disguised self-portrait of a besieged composer who goes to war with the critics in a mighty orchestral battle that delights both musicians and audiences.
Ideal for use in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume will be the edition of choice for all lovers of great music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486424415
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 10/11/2002
Series: Dover Miniature Music Scores Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.78(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

A leading composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, Richard Strauss (1864–1949) is known for his operas (Der Rosenkavalier and Salome), Lieder, tone poems, and orchestral works.

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