Richard Strauss : man, musician, enigma

Michael Kennedy

This book re-evaluates a figure whom the author considers to be the greatest composer of the twentieth century. Kennedy deals fully with Strauss's life as leading composer and national figure in the Third Reich, during which he was both feted and cold-shouldered by the authorities. In putting this period into perspective he draws heavily on hitherto ignored material, including Strauss's own letters and diaries. In addition he reveals much about Strauss's long, happy but tempestuous marriage to the soprano Pauline de Ahna as well as tracing the important relationships to his librettists Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Stefan Zweig, Joseph Gregor and Clemens Krauss. Kennedy reassesses the man and the music, revealing a picture of a level-headed, practical and extremely versatile musician - a great conductor as well as a great composer.

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[目次]

  • List of illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part I. 1864-1898: Youth in Munich: 1. The family
  • 2. Wunderkind
  • 3. Growing up
  • 4. Meiningen
  • 5. Third conductor
  • 6. Dora and Weimar
  • 7. First failure
  • 8. Engagement
  • 9. Pauline
  • 10. The tone-poet
  • Part II. 1898-1918: The Berlin Years: 11. At the Kaiser's court
  • 12. Enter Hofmannsthal
  • 13. The Ariadne crisis
  • 14. Twentieth-century Offenbach
  • Part III. 1918-1933: Out of Fashion: 15. Vienna
  • 16. Intermezzo
  • 17. Helena
  • 18. Arabella
  • 19. The gathering storm
  • Part IV. 1933-1949: The Dark Years: 20. Taking Walter's place
  • 21. The Reich chamber
  • 22. Dismissal
  • 23. Working with Gregor
  • 24. Danae and Madeleine
  • 25. After Capriccio
  • 26. Eightieth birthday
  • 27. Metamorphosen
  • 28. 'I am Richard Strauss ...'
  • 29. The exile
  • 30. London
  • 31. Last songs
  • 32. Return to Garmisch
  • Appendices
  • Notes
  • Select bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Richard Strauss : man, musician, enigma
著作者等 Kennedy, Michael
Kennedy Michael (Michael J.)
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2006, c1999
ページ数 xvi, 451 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780521027748
NCID BB13746787
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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