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 New,  Offer,Strauss

  • Author: Lütteken, Laurenz

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Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Problems
  • 1. Images of Strauss
  • 2. The Other Modernism
  • I. Between Patriciate and Aristocracy
  • 1. Munich as a Form of Mental Life
  • 2. Family and Milieu
  • 3. Education and Readings`
  • II. The End of the Nineteenth Century: Leaving Traditional Genres Behind
  • 1. Strauss and Tradition
  • 2. Inspiration and Compositional Craft
  • 3. Against Sonata Form: The End of Symphonic and Chamber Music
  • III. The Poetry of Imagination: Lieder
  • 1. The Lied as a Form of Musical Thought
  • 2. Strauss as Reader and the Poetic Canon
  • 3. Border-crossings: Lyric and Chorus
  • 4. First and Last Lieder
  • IV. Music and Life: The Kapellmeister and His Duties
  • 1. Beginnings: Meiningen, Weimar, Munich
  • 2. Berlin and Modernism
  • 3. Vienna and the Republican Task
  • 4. Strauss as Conductor
  • V. Poetry of the Real: The Tone Poems
  • 1. Distance from Wagner 2. Leaving Behind the Metaphysics of Music 3. Autobiography and New Musical Semantics
  • VI. Music Without Metaphysics: The Path to Opera
  • 1. Kunstleropern
  • 2. The New Theater: Max Reinhardt in Berlin
  • 3. Oriental Antiquity and Nervous Counterpoint
  • 4. The End of Instrumental Music
  • VII. The Social Achieved: Strauss und Hofmannsthal
  • 1. Language-crises and Way to the Social
  • 2. Silence and Dance
  • 3. Plastic Antiquity
  • 4. A New Reality: Fairytale and Operetta
  • VIII. New Mythology and the Plasticity of Music
  • 1. Mozart's Melody and Wagner's Orchestra: Tonality and the New Musical Communicability 2. The Present and Presence of the Theater
  • 3. Music as Festival: Salzburg
  • IX. Music and Reality
  • 1. Life-Worlds: Social Praxis and the Villas in Garmisch and Vienna 2. Copyright and Musical Materiality
  • 3. The Reichsmusikkammer
  • X. After Hofmannsthal's Death
  • 1. Intermezzo with Stefan Zweig
  • 2. Joseph Gregor and Final Plans
  • XI. Metamorphosen and the End of History
  • 1. Final Works
  • 2. Self-Interpretations: Metamorphosen
  • 3. The New Presence of History?
  • Appendices
  • A. Biographical Timeline
  • B. Catalog of Works
  • C. Personalia
  • Select Bibliography