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Richard Strauss Jupiter Compromised

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by discussing Richard Strauss's influence on the seven writers discussed in this book. It then examines Strauss's activities in the musicopolitical realm. It investigates his ... More


Dissonance and Deviance

Michael H. Kater

in The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195096200
eISBN:
9780199870219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096200.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Nazi struggle for modernity in music. It then discusses how German musicians in the Nazi era had a surprising degree of latitude in the creation and ... More


Composers of the Nazi Era: Eight Portraits

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099249
eISBN:
9780199870004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

How does creativity thrive in the face of fascism? How can a highly artistic individual function professionally in so threatening a climate? This is a detailed study of the often interrelated careers ... More


Visions of Salome

Larry Hamberlin

in Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195338928
eISBN:
9780199855865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338928.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, Popular

Although much has been written about the “Salomania” that Richard Strauss's opera Salome inspired in the United States, little has been written about the novelty songs that contributed to that mania. ... More


The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195096200
eISBN:
9780199870219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096200.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Is music removed from politics? To what ends, beneficent or malevolent, can music and musicians be put? In short, when human rights are grossly abused and politics turned to fascist demagoguery, can ... More


Richard Strauss (1864–1949): A Life Review In Music

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

in Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The death of his librettist Hofmannsthal, his fraught relationship with the Nazi regime, and the wartime destruction of the German musical culture he treasured made Richard Strauss’s last years ... More


Modernism

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a brief survey of early Modernism and its ambivalent relation to the musical vernacular and popular art generally. The cultures and representative composers singled out are ... More


Ein Heldenleben

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musical London will scarcely have recovered from its state of bewilderment over Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben before the second performance. The first impression is that Strauss's artistic ... More


Failing the Silver Age: 1861 to 1901

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the failure of Weimar's denizens to lift the town into a Silver Age in the second half of the nineteenth century. It first looks at some of the achievements of the period ... More


Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera is legendary for going to extremes, a tendency that has earned it a reputation for unreality. This book shows the reverse to be true. The book argues that for the past two centuries the ... More


Taceat Mulier in Theatro: Richard Strauss’s Guntram, Arthur Schopenhauer, and the Exorcism of the Voice

Adrian Daub

in Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter describes Richard Strauss’s brief flirtation with Wagnerism, and the role his reception of Wagnerian theories of sex played in shaping the trajectory of his own opera composition. ... More


Strains of Transcendence in 2001: A Space Odyssey

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 6 brings together historical contexts and connotations for musical works, trends in critical response, and archival evidence of Kubrick’s working process relating to 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... More


Transatlantic Arrivals

Laura Tunbridge

in Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226563572
eISBN:
9780226563602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226563602.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter takes as its starting point the disembarkation of musicians in New York or London as a means of illustrating the ways in which the First World War impacted musical life on both sides of ... More


Choreographing Salome: Re-creating the Female Body

Mary Simonson

in Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

In the years surrounding the premiere of Richard Strauss’s Salome at the Metropolitan Opera House, American vaudeville, dance, and film was flooded with Salome dancers of all stripes. This chapter ... More


In Search of Kultur

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

When the American editor and writer Thomas Bailey Aldrich observed in 1903 that “civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades,” he articulated an awareness that was shared by ... More


Generalmusikdirektor: Munich, 1913–1915

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1913, Bruno Walter became the Royal Bavarian Music Director and General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Although Walter's conducting duties did not end with opera, most of ... More


“The Last Days of Mankind”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

In a letter to Gerty von Hofmannsthal on August 22, 1914, Richard Strauss registered pride in Germany's initial battlefield successes during the Great War. On September 12, however, it was reported ... More


Tragedy and the Gaze of the Living Dead: Functional Harmonic Rotation in Strauss’s Elektra

Kenneth M. Smith

in Desire in Chromatic Harmony: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Fin de Siècle Tonality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190923426
eISBN:
9780190923457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923426.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The chapter describes how harmonic functional cycles flow strongly in the music of Richard Strauss, demonstrable in the opening scene of Elektra, the harmonies of which surge in an ever-tonicward ... More


Mahler's Second-in-Command: Vienna, 1901–1907

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1901, Bruno Walter accepted Gustav Mahler's invitation to be his assistant at the Court Opera in Vienna. Shortly before Walter arrived in the fall of 1901, Richard Strauss had given the Viennese ... More


Musical Adviser: New York, 1947–1949

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In February 1947, Bruno Walter was appointed musical adviser of the New York Philharmonic after Artur Rodzinski resigned as musical director. Walter soon began planning his conducting activities for ... More


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