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Richard Strauss

A Critical Commentary on His Life and Works (Volume I)

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Richard Strauss by Norman Del Mar
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Norman Del Mar (1919-1994) was universally recognised as a leading authority on the music of Richard Strauss, and his masterly three-volume study of his life and works remains a classic. Volume I deals with the years from the composers birth (1864) to Der Rosenkavalier (1912), discussing the early orchestral and chamber music, the tone poems and the operas Guntram, Feuersnot, Salome and Elektra. Deploying a well-nigh encyclopaedic knowledge, Mr Del Mar acquits himself brilliantly of his task of disentangling and reassembling the numerous strands that make up the backcloth of poetry and philosophy which Strauss, while not always understanding every intricacy, yet needed as a constant reference map for his composing. The three volumes of this magnificent book should be studied by all lovers of the late-romantic music, amateurs and professionals alikea monumental achievement. Times Literary Supplement A brilliant and copiously analytical study . a constant fascination. Guardian

Author Biography

Norman Del Mar (1919-1994) was a distinguished British conductor, musicologist and biographer. He was recognised as a leading authority on Richard Strauss, and his major three-volume work on his life and music remains a classic. He is also remembered for his recordings of British music, in particular Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius and Britten.
Release date NZ
April 16th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Faber & Faber
Pages
462
Dimensions
234x153x33
ISBN-13
9780571250967
Product ID
2970406

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