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Der Rosenkavalier : Vocal Score
by Richard Strauss 
(Paperback - October 1987)

Eine Alpensinfonie and Symphonia Domestica in Full Score
by Richard Strauss 
(Paperback - October 1993)

Ariadne Auf Naxos in Full Score
by Richard Strauss 
(Paperback - May 1993)

Fifty-Seven Songs for Voice and Piano
by Richard Strauss 
(Paperback - December 1993)

Gustav Mahler-Richard Strauss: Correspondence, 1888-1911
by Gustav Mahler, et al 

Richard Strauss : Man, Musician, Enigma
by Michael Kennedy
There are few composers whose critical stock has roller-coastered as dramatically as that of Richard Strauss, both during his lifetime and in the five decades since his death in 1949. Once considered a dangerous firebrand of the avant-garde--his early masterpiece Salome was given the equivalent of an X rating--Strauss remained an exceedingly prolific composer throughout his long career, yet lived to be "written off as an extinct volcano." The painful story of his involvement with the Third Reich further cast a pall over his final years. Kennedy devotes a significant portion of the book to the composer's position as president of the Reich Music Chamber and subsequent fall from grace both with the Nazis and in world opinion. Here the author aims to offer perspective by carefully detailing the facts and documentary evidence from the time. In his view, Strauss becomes a "tragic figure, symbolising the struggle to preserve beauty and style in Western European culture" against emerging barbarism. Yet, as throughout the book, Kennedy's abiding sympathy with Strauss at times veers close to a kind of special pleading that invites skepticism. For all that, his style is admirably lucid, and his biography largely succeeds in pointing to a greatness that "has not yet been fully understood and discovered." --Thomas May -
Hardcover: 468 pages
Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0521581737; (March )
Richard Strauss : An Intimate Portrait
by Kurt Wilhelm, et al
Paperback: 312 pages
Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500281599; (March )
Richard Strauss
by Matthew Boyden, Richard Strauss
Book Description: One of Germany's most successful and popular composers, Richard Strauss (1864-1949) enjoyed huge celebrity, vast wealth, and unequaled adulation during his lifetime. His masterful tone poems and operas, including Der Rosenkavalier, Salome, and Elektra, form a musical legacy that endures today. Yet Strauss was an enigmatic figure-an artistic genius who was consumed with a passion to protect the prosperity and security of his own interests. 
In this intriguing biography, Matthew Boyden unveils the man behind the music, painting in masterful fashion a portrait of Strauss's life and work against the backdrop of his culture and turbulent times. Boyden examines his upbringing, his education, the influence of his domineering father and other mentors, and his loving but tempestuous relationship with his wife, soprano Pauline de Ahna. 

This compelling volume provides a frank discussion of his open anti-Semitism at the Bayreuth Festival and delves into his active and willing collaboration with Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime, fully exploring why and in which ways Strauss allied himself with the Third Reich. 

Boyden's revealing picture of Strauss shatters the myths surrounding the great composer and confronts the schism between his artistic achievements and his driving ambition and egotism. This definitive biography also richly depicts the social, cultural, and political milieus that shaped Strauss's character and exceptional talent. 

Hardcover from Northeastern University Press

Treatise on Instrumentation
by Hector Berlioz, Richard Strauss (Contributor)
Paperback: 432 pages
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486269035; (December 1991)

Tone Poems, Series II : Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche, Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Ein Heldenleben in Full Score from the Original Editions
by Richard Strauss 
(Paperback - September 1979)

Richard Strauss : New Perspectives on the Composer and His Work
by Bryan Gilliam (Editor)

Richard Strauss and His World
by Bryan Gilliam (Editor)

Salome in Full Score
by Richard Strauss
Paperback: 352 pages
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486242080; (November 1981)
Tone Poems, Series 1 : Don Juan, Tod Und Verklarung and Don Quixote in Full Score from the Original Editions
by Richard Strauss 
(Paperback - September 1979)

Listening to Strauss Operas: The Audience's Multiple Standpoints
by David B. Greene 
(Hardcover - October 1991)
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Die Tondichtungen von Richard Strauss
by Walter Werbeck
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