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Strauss on the Record

Edited by Matthew Werley and Oswald Panagl

Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan and hi-fi stereo are a match made in heaven. The opulent sonic canvases of the composer’s orchestral and operatic works featured centrally in the Salzburg-born conductor’s career on the stage and in the recording studio.

The essays collected here critically examine this problematic relationship and seek to frame Strauss’s acoustic legacy in terms of both material history and performance studies. Strauss “on the record” opens up new avenues for research into one of the most iconic parings of twentieth-century music.

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