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1. Treatise on Instrumentation (Dover Books on Music)

Author: by Hector Berlioz
Published at: Dover Publications (November 8, 1991)
ISBN: 978-0486269030

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The most influential work of its kind ever written, appraising the musical qualities and potential of over 60 commonly used stringed, wind and percussion instruments. With 150 illustrative full-score musical examples from works by Berlioz, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Weber, Wagner, and others, and numerous smaller musical examples.

Complete with Berlioz’ chapters on the orchestra and on conducting. Translated by Theodore Front. Foreword by Richard Strauss.Glossary.


2. Der Rosenkavalier – Vocal Score

Author: by Richard Strauss

442 pages

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Printed sheet music to the work Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. This work is cataloged as Op.59 ; TrV 227. This work is scored for Voices & Piano. This is a Performer’s Reprint, which is a digital reprint of historical editions. Documents are cleaned, cropped, and straightened before printing on modern, acid-free paper.

A portion of each sale supports both the International Music Score Library Project and small performing arts organizations to provide performance opportunities for both professional and amateur musicians.


3. Tone Poems in Full Score, Series II: Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche, also Sprach Zarathustra and Ein Heldenleben (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Richard Strauss
Published at: Dover Publications; First Edition (August 1, 1979)
ISBN: 978-0486237558

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The tone poems of Richard Strauss rank with the finest orchestral compositions ever created. This volume conveniently brings together for the first time three of these major works, reproduced from complete and authentic first editions. Never before have these important works been available in a full-sized, inexpensive edition.

Included in this volume are Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks); Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra); and Ein Heldenleben (A Hen’s Life). Also included are new English translations of the preamble to Also sprach Zarathustra, instrumentation, original title pages, and the composer’s musical indications in the score.

The beautifully engraved scores are printed with clarity and precision throughout. The music has been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily, with large noteheads, wide margins for written notes, annotations, etc. And on opaque paper with sturdy, sewn bindings.

Pages lie flat and will not fall out. The edition is practical for almost any use, whether as a study guide, a reference, or an indispensable companion for your greater musical enjoyment.


4. Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 1888 French Horn and Piano Re (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Richard Strauss
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793550074

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(Brass Solo).For French horn and orchestra (piano reduction).


5. Eine Alpensinfonie and Symphonia Domestica in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Richard Strauss
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2009)
ISBN: 978-0486277257

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Two symphonic masterworks employing vast orchestras, one powerfully portraying a day in the mountains, the other Strauss’s day-to-day life at home with his wife, Pauline. Eine Alpensinfonie (191115) is nature painting on a grand scale, a magnificent showcase for Strauss’s gifts for sumptuous orchestration.

The Symphonia Domestica (19023), despite its broad instrumentation, has more of the intimate feel of a chamber work. The full orchestral scores of both are reprinted here in one inexpensive volume from authoritative German editions.


6. Tone Poems in Full Score, Series I: Don Juan, Tod Und Verklarung, & Don Quixote (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Richard Strauss
Published at: Dover Publications (June 1, 1979)

ISBN: 978-0486237541

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The tone poems of Richard Strauss rank with the finest orchestral compositions ever created. This volume conveniently brings together for the first time three of these major works, reproduced from complete and authentic first editions. Never before have these important works been available in a full-sized, inexpensive edition.

Included in this volume are Don Juan, Tod und Verklrung, and Don Quixote. Also included are new English translations of programmatic texts, instrumentation, original title pages, and the composer’s musical indications in the score. The beautifully engraved scores are printed with clarity and precision throughout.

The music has been reproduced in a size large enough to be read easily, with large noteheads, wide margins for written notes, annotations, etc. And on opaque paper with sturdy, sewn bindings. Pages lie flat and will not fall out.

The edition is practical for almost any use, whether as a study guide, a reference, or an indispensable companion for your greater musical enjoyment.


7. Der Rosenkavalier in Full Score (Dover Music Scores) (German Edition)

Author: by Richard Strauss
Published at: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (December 1, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0486254982

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This superb edition of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, one of the greatest masterpieces in the operatic repertoire, is reprinted complete and unabridged from a rare, limited, and numbered edition approved by Strauss and prepared by his publisher, Adolph Frstner, prior to the opera’s premiere in Dresden in 1911.

Available for the first time in inexpensive format at far less than the cost of any comparable full-score edition this volume offers an easy-to-read score, with wide margins, large noteheads, and many other helpful features. Carefully printed and sturdily bound, it will provide a lifetime of pleasurable use to professional and amateur musicians as well as those who delight in following, score in hand, a live or recorded performance.

Der Rosenkavalier is the most popular operatic work of the Bavarian composer in whose operas, songs, and symphonic poems the aesthetics of the Romantic movement were to reach their ultimate expression. A radiant and bittersweet celebration of love, it was Strauss’s most successful collaboration with the illustrious Austrian poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and was an immediate sensation.


8. Four Last Songs & Other Works: The Masterworks Library (Boosey & Hawkes Masterworks Library)

Author: by Richard Strauss
Published at: Boosey & Hawkes; Illustrated edition (July 1, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0851623177

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(Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books). Now published in the Masterworks Library. Landmark 20th century works from the Boosey & Hawkes catalogue available for the first time in full score format at pocket score prices with introductory notes, illustrations and photographs. Ideal for students, conductors, performers, libraries, CD collectors and general music enthusiasts.

This volume contains Four Last Songs, Metamorphosen, and Oboe Concerto.


9. The Cambridge Companion to Richard Strauss (Cambridge Companions to Music)

Author: by Charles Youmans
Published at: Cambridge University Press; Illustrated edition (December 27, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0521899307

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Richard Strauss is a composer much loved among audiences throughout the world, both in the opera house and the concert hall. Despite this popularity, Strauss was for many years ignored by scholars, who considered his commercial success and his continued reliance on the tonal system to be liabilities.

However, the past two decades have seen a resurgence of scholarly interest in the composer. This Companion surveys the results, focusing on the principal genres, the social and historical context, and topics perennially controversial over the last century. Chapters cover Strauss’s immense operatic output, the electrifying modernism of his tone poems, and his ever-popular Lieder.

Controversial topics are explored, including Strauss’s relationship to the Third Reich and the sexual dimension of his works. Reintroducing the composer and his music in light of recent research, the volume shows Strauss’s artistic personality to be richer and much more complicated than has been previously acknowledged.

10. Richard Strauss: 40 Songs: The Vocal Library

Author: by Richard Walters
Published at: Hal Leonard (July 1, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0793529353

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(Vocal Collection).Special advisor to the edition: Evelyn Lear, renowned Strauss interpreter. A newly researched, edited and engraved edition of this major, standard art song literature. There are historical notes included for each song describing pertinent circumstances of composition and first performances.

Line by line literal translations are given at the head of each song. This is the best, most informative edition of Strauss songs ever assembled. Contents: Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden! Ach weh mir ungluckhaftem Mann * All mein Gedanken * Allerseelen * Amor * Befreit * Breit’ uber mein Haupt * Cacille * Der Pokal * Die Georgine * Die Nacht * Die Zeitlose * Du meines Herzens Kronelein * Einerlei * Fruhllngsgedrange * Fur funfzehn Pfennige * Gluckes genug * Heimkehr * Heimliche Aufforderung * Herr Lenz * Ich Trage Meine Minne * Ich schwebe * Ich wollt ein Strausslein binden * Kling!

Leises Lied * Mein Herz ist stumm * Meinem Kinde * Morgen * Nachtgang * Nichts * Ruhe, Meine Seele! Schlagende Herzen * Schlechtes Wetter * Schon sind, doch kalt * Seitdem dein Aug’ * Standchen (Strauss) * Traum durch die Dammerung * Wie sollten wir gehelm sie halten * Wiegenlied * Zueignung.

11. Richard Strauss: An Owner's Manual (Unlocking the Masters)

Author: by David Hurwitz
Published at: Amadeus; Pap/Com edition (July 1, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1574674422

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The life and music of Richard Strauss (1864-1949) span what was arguably the most turbulent period in human history, encompassing the Franco-Prussian War, the unification of Germany, and two world wars. He was one of the very last composers to have started his career in service to the old European aristocracy, but near the end of his life, the continent lay in shambles, and he faced financial ruin even as he remained Germany’s greatest living composer.

Virtually from the day they were written, Strauss’s tone poems from the late nineteenth century works such as Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Death and Transfiguration have been repertory standards. So have the operas Salome, Elektra, and Der Rosenkavalier.

And yet a tremendous quantity of very good music, both early and late, has only recently come to the attention of musicians and music lovers alike. This owner’s manual accompanied by a full-length CD, surveys all the major works with orchestra: symphonies, concertos, tone poems, operas, ballets, suites, and songs.

12. Ariadne auf Naxos in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Richard Strauss
Published at: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (April 27, 1993)
ISBN:
978-0486275604

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One of the composer’s most highly regarded operas, with a libretto by Hugo von Hoffmansthal that artfully intermingles backstage comedy, the lofty emotions of Greek mythology and the merry pranks of a troupe of commedia dell’arte players. Strauss endowed these antic proceedings with a luminous score that combines music of great satiric wit with breathtaking flights of lyricism.

Reprinted from the definitive full-score edition published by Adolph Furstner following the opera’s 1916 premiere at the Vienna State Opera.

13. Salome in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Richard Strauss
ISBN: 978-0486242088

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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980) offers ample reason why the complete score to Strauss’s Salome is worthy of study. “It is virtuoso display of the creation of atmospheric colour by instrumental means.” There are, of course, other reasons it is enough to say that since opening night (December 9, 1905) it has ranked among the basic works of 20th-century music.

Salome (after the Oscar Wilde play) was Richard Strauss’s first great operatic success, and like many of his works, caused controversy. The problem was that Strauss succeeded too well in capturing what fin-de-sicle decadence was seen in Wilde succeeded via an “instrumental inventiveness that is breathtaking” (Grove).

The orchestral virtuosity is vividly apparent in the parts for percussion and for certain less commonly used instruments heckelphone (here first introduced), xylophone, contrabassoon which found their raison de’tre in Salome. There can be no question that this edition presents the definitive score.

14. The Ballet Collaborations of Richard Strauss (Eastman Studies in Music)

Author: by Wayne Heisler Jr.
Published at: University of Rochester Press; Illustrated edition (August 15, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1580463218

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Richard Strauss contributed music to several ballets during his career, collaborating with prominent dance artists of his time. His ballets include an unfinished Die Insel Kythere (The Island of Cythera), 1900], inspired by French Rococo paintings; Josephslegende (The Legend of Joseph, 1914), choreographed by Lonide Massine for the Ballets Russes; a 1923 Ballettsoire with dances by Heinrich Krller, showcasing the Vienna Ballet and including Strauss’s arrangements of music by Franois Couperin; Schlagobers (Whipped Cream, 1924), a “Comic Viennese Ballet” choreographed by Krller; and Verklungene Feste: Tanzvisionen aus Zwei Jahrhunderten (Faded Celebrations: Dance Visions from Two Centuries, 1941), premiered in Munich with meta-historical dances by the dancer-choreographer team Pia and Pino Mlakar.

In The Ballet Collaborations of Richard Strauss, Heisler considers Strauss’s ballet scores alongside story, mise-en-scne, and choreography, revealing Strauss’s shift from a parodic conception of classical dance in the years leading up to World War I to a belatedobsession with Romantic-era ballet in its aftermath.