Richard Strauss: An Owner's Manual (Book and CD)

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Richard Strauss: An Owner's Manual (Book and CD)
By David Hurwitz

German composer Richard Strauss (18641949) life and music spans one of the most tumultuous periods of history, encompassing the Franco-Prussian War, the unification of Germany, and two world wars.  This owner’s manual, accompanied by a full-length CD explores his life and surveys all the major works with orchestra: symphonies, concertos, tone poems, operas, ballets, suites, and songs. Many familiar with Strauss’ popular pieces will find new treasures. 

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Amadeus Press; Pap/Com edition (July 8, 2014)
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

About the Author:
Author and music critic David Hurwitz is the founder and executive editor of, an internet classical music review magazine. He has written “Unlocking the Masters” titles on Mozart, Mahler, Sibelius, Haydn, Shostakovich, and Bernstein.


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