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Richard Strauss free pdf Richard Strauss remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of music. Though he is now accepted as one of the finest of all orchestral composers, his reputation remains dogged by charges of career opportunism, sensationalism, and Nazi collaboration. This book places Strauss's life in the context of German history, revealing the paradoxes that lay beneath his public persona, and discussing his work in the light of personal, artistic and literary influences. This text is part of the 20th-century composers series, examining composers in a biographical context, and offering a comprehensive study of key figures in the creation of 20th-century music. None of the books in the series presume a knowledge of specialized terms or musical notation. Each book in the series features a list of works, a bibliography, and a discography.

About Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley is a freelance writer and journalist. His work appears regularly in the Guardian Review and Opera. He lectures widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German music and literature, and is the author of several opera librettos.

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Author : Tim Ashley
Publisher : Phaidon Press Ltd
Data Published : 01 March 1999
ISBN : 0714837946
EAN : 9780714837949
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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