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Richard Strauss : A Concise Biography / Hossick, Malcolm.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorHossick, Malcolm.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2006.
Description1 streaming video file (35 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Famous Composers
Famous composers. ^A1066399
Contents Richard Strauss' Beginnings (3:54) -- Strauss' Early Education (3:28) -- Strauss' Apprenticeship (3:02) -- Strauss, Composer and Conductor (2:53) -- Strauss' Public and Personal Life (2:46) -- Censorship of Strauss' Garners Great Interest (4:12) -- Strauss and Modernism (2:08) -- Nazis Suppress Strauss (3:03) -- Strauss' Final Years (3:10) -- Credits: Richard Strauss: A Concise Biography (0:29) -- Overview of Richard Strauss' Works (5:00)
Abstract This program from the Famous Composers series introduces the life and work of German composer Richard Strauss, born to a horn player, Franz Strauss, in 1864. The film sheds light on Strauss' childhood in Munich, which revolved around the boy's musical education. His father's conservative tastes played a large role in shaping the composer, but also kept him away from the important influence of Wagner until later in life. By 1883 he left Munich for Berlin, where he began conducting and eventually met the soprano Paline de Ahna. They were married in 1894 and the relationship had a great influence on Strauss' work. The film explores Strauss' complex experience in Nazi Germany, as he opposed the Nazi mission but hoped to benefit from their support of German arts and culture, and his surge of production before his death in 1949.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 05, 2011.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest age level Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Hossick, Malcolm, 2006.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number44009 Films Media Group

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