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Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra

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ISBN-10: 0521409357

ISBN-13: 9780521409353

Edition: 1993

Authors: John Williamson, Julian Rushton

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Richard Strausss tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra is one of his most controversial works. Its greatest popularity has been achieved in recent years when its connection with Nietzsches book of the same name has seemed less relevant than its associations with Kubricks film 2001 - A Space Odyssey. Although its early critical reception was mixed, it is nowadays one of the staples of the virtuoso orchestra, and a standard demonstration piece for innovations in recording technique. Its opening bars have become a kind of icon independent of the rest of the work. This guide examines the intellectual background of the work and considers ways in which it has been received by composers and writers,…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

�Freely after Nietzsche�
The Straussian tone poem as drama
Strauss�s individualism
Composition and first performance