CLASSICAL OPUS no.73

Richard Strauss: “Metamorphosen”

リチャード・シュトラウス:「変身」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 26 minutes

Icy, audacious and highly tensile, this string enigma is perplexing: musicians’ warped parts appear to compete for tangible audibility.  Strauss, whose tone poem endings puzzled audiences, is usually remembered as a deconstructive innovator but he also relished obsessively traditional virtuosity.  Despite such formally irreconcilable ingredients, he emerged successful from most attempts to match them.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://csosoundsandstories.org/strauss-reflecting-on-his-artistic-life-in-metamorphosen/

 

A REFLECTION

Losing too is still ours; and even forgetting

still has a shape in the kingdom of transformation.

When something’s let go of, it circles; and though we are

rarely the center

of the circle, it draws around us its unbroken, marvelous

curve.

 

Rainer Maria Rilke: “Losing”

 

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