Re-rating Richard part III: Strauss, personality and politics

  Part III- Strauss’s personality and politics are as misunderstood as they are talked about. (Part I- “He was no Mahler, he was no Wagner” is here” Part III  Strauss- Innovation and Absolute Music is here) Richard Strauss’s music is an intergral and popular part of the modern concert repertoire, and yet, he remains one of […]

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Re-rating Richard part II: Strauss, innovation and absolute music.

Part II- Strauss and Modernity, Strauss and Program Music (Part I- “He was no Mahler, he was no Wagner” is here”) Richard Strauss’s music is an intergral and popular part of the modern concert repertoire, and yet, he remains one of our most misunderstood and underrated composers. We all know the case against Richard Strauss: […]

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Re-rating Richard part I: Strauss, he was no Mahler, he was no Wagner.

Part I- He was no Mahler, he was no Wagner. Richard Strauss’s music is an intergral and popular part of the modern concert repertoire, and yet, he remains one of our most misunderstood and underrated composers. We all know the case against Richard Strauss: he was no Gustav Mahler, he was no Richard Wagner, he […]

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CD Review and Interview- Gramophone on Gal/Schumann 3rd Symphonies

Gramophone Magazine devotes a whole page to their review of Bobby and Hans vol. 1 in the September issue, now on newsstands. Be sure to pick up a copy- my man Edward Elgar is on the cover, what could be better?  There is also a short interview that I did with reviews editor Andrew Mellor […]

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