Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss - 9/24/07 Ricard Strauss (1864-1949) Made...

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9/24/07 Ricard Strauss (1864-1949) Made symphonic poem move closer to realism Symphonic poem-free form When 19, met Wagner’s nephew who converted him to poems that told stories (programatic) Best works from 1890-1911 Creative abilities began to decline Remained in Germany throughout Nazi regime Earliest works were in classical style Gigantic orchestra Developed descriptive powers in music to its highest degree Romanticist- drama, luscious melodies Pose romanticist- individuality and sophistication Don Juan symphonic poem Don Quijote Electra Salome- bible strory o Dance of the 7 veils Most successful opera- comedy de rosen cavalier o “knight in the rose” Talented at writing waltzes Tone poem is rich and full, polyphonic composer Works have established new works of orchestration (very difficult) Rondo form and theme transformation Around the end of the 19th century, Strauss turned his attention to opera. His first two
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