Ein Heldenleben

Ein Heldenleben

Author: Richard Strauss

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486424413

Category: Music

Page: 148

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This companion piece to Don Juan demands a huge orchestra: eight horns, five trumpets, quadruple woodwinds, and a powerful complement of percussion and strings. At the center of the story stands Strauss himself, a besieged composer who goes to war with the critics in a mighty orchestral battle.