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Author Youmans, Charles Dowell, 1964-

Title Richard Strauss's orchestral music and the German intellectual tradition : the philosophical roots of musical modernism / Charles Youmans.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    785.092 Strauss,R YOU    Available
Description x, 294 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-290) and index.
Contents The private intellectual context of Strauss's early career. "The conversion" : Strauss and Wagnerism ; Music and the "denial of the will" : Schopenhauer in Strauss's life and work ; Strauss's Nietzsche ; Goethe and the development of Strauss's mature worldview -- Orchestral composition as philosophical critique. The first cycle of tone poems : genesis of a critical musical technique ; Eulenspiegel, Zarathustra, Quixote, Strauss : crystallization of a persona ; Absolute music, twentieth-century aesthetics, and the symphonies of Richard Strauss.
Subject Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949. Orchestra music.
Orchestral music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Germany -- 20th century -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Modernism (Music) -- Germany.
ISBN 0253345731 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253345738 (cloth : alk. paper)

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