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Rounding Wa1000gner's Mountain free pdf Richard Strauss' fifteen operas, which span the years 1893 to 1941, make up the largest German operatic legacy since Wagner's operas of the nineteenth century. Many of Strauss's works were based on texts by Europe's finest writers: Oscar Wilde, Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Stefan Zweig, am1000ong others, and they also overlap some of the most important and tumultuous stretches of German history, such as the founding and demise of a German empire, the rise and fall of the Weimar Republic, the period of National Socialism, and the post-war years, which saw a divided East and West Germany. In the first book to discuss all Strauss's operas, Bryan Gilliam sets each work in its historical, aesthetic, philosophical, and literary context to reveal what made the composer's legacy unique. Addressing Wagner's cultural influence upon this legacy, Gilliam also offers new insights into the thematic and harmonic features that recur in Strauss's compositions.

About Bryan Gilliam

Bryan Gilliam is a Bass Professor in Humanities at Duke University, North Carolina. He is the author of Richard Strauss's Elektra (1996) and The Life of Richard Strauss (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and editor of a number of books, including Music and Performance during the Weimar Republic (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and Music, Image, Gesture (2005). His numerous book chapters and articles include the biographical entry on Richard Strauss in The Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music. He serves on the Strauss editorial board in Munich and has given lectures in the US, Austria, Germany, and the UK.

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Author : Bryan Gilliam
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 13 November 2014
ISBN : 0521456592
EAN : 9780521456593
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 353 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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