Current Topics
Trump Promised to Resign From His Companies — But There’s No Record He’s Done So
by pdx rick
Today at 09:59 AM
Unreal The Trump Administration’s First 100 Lies Aren’t Accidents...
by pdx rick
Today at 09:50 AM
Trump Forum
by Ken Condon
Today at 05:10 AM
Donald Trump: Our national nightmare
by Greger
Today at 03:38 AM
HOW TO SAVE MODERN CIVILIZATION---or, a Modest Pro
by Greger
Today at 01:08 AM
Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017
by Jim D (FreeThinker)
Yesterday at 07:55 PM
WhiteHouse.gov: All LGBT references removed
by Jeffery J. Haas
01/22/17 08:52 PM
Populism: Exclusive vs Inclusive Groups
by pondering_it_all
01/22/17 06:50 PM
"Let the Record Show"
by Ujest Shurly
01/22/17 05:28 PM
Women taking it to the street
by Ujest Shurly
01/22/17 05:10 PM
SNL's Putin Congratulates America on Trump’s Inauguration – ‘We Did It'
by pdx rick
01/22/17 10:22 AM
Trump Admin suspends reduction of FHA insurance premium rates
by pdx rick
01/22/17 05:08 AM
intelligence, manning and snowden
by pondering_it_all
01/22/17 04:30 AM
rump signs sweeping order that could gut Obamacare
by jgw
01/21/17 09:27 PM
Change? Hypocrisy thrives in Washington
by Jeffery J. Haas
01/21/17 05:49 AM
Forum Stats
6206 Members
57 Forums
15708 Topics
271822 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 05:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#271456 - 06/11/14 12:09 AM A century and a half of Richard Strauss
Golem Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 3361
Loc: Orange County, California, USA
Andrew Ford
The Monthly
June 2014

Quote:
The composers Richard Strauss and Dmitri Shostakovich had little in common musically, but each worked under one of the most brutal dictatorships of the mid 20th century. Many who regard Shostakovich as a tragic hero, for continuing to create his music while remaining in the Soviet Union, are far less generous to Strauss, who lived in Nazi Germany.

When Hitler came to power, Strauss (1864–1949) was in his 70th year and universally regarded as a great composer. He outlived the Nazis by four years. Shostakovich (1906–75) was 11 years old at the time of the Russian Revolution, so he spent his whole musical life under communism. Strauss and Shostakovich each wrote official pieces. Strauss dedicated an orchestral song to Joseph Goebbels in 1933, and his Olympic Hymn was commissioned for the 1936 Berlin Olympics; Shostakovich’s cantata The Song of the Forests (1949) praises Stalin “the great gardener”. Yet while each composer was wooed by his respective government and received state recognition, each fell foul of the authorities and was officially disgraced – in Shostakovich’s case, more than once.

More

Four Last Songs

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Ein Heldenleben

Don Juan

Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

An Alpine Symphony

Oboe Concerto

Horn Concerto #1

Top
#271458 - 06/11/14 12:25 AM Re: A century and a half of Richard Strauss [Re: Golem]
Scoutgal Offline
Administrator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/23/01
Posts: 27583
Loc: CA USA
Love Also Sprach Zarathustra!
_________________________
milk and Girl Scout cookies ;-)

Save your breath-You may need it to blow up your date.





Top
#271472 - 06/11/14 02:46 AM Re: A century and a half of Richard Strauss [Re: Scoutgal]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 8335
Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
Love Also Sprach Zarathustra!
Thus spake Scoutgal.
_________________________
"You can't fix a problem until you know what the problem is." Logtroll

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 35 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Curmudgeonvt, yloge, joebialek123, DulkreeSon, FordrernSon
6206 Registered Users
A2