That bitter Strauss suite at the end of warAlbum Of The Week
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
In mid-March 1945, Richard Strauss set about writing a suite for string orchestra that would reflect his feelings at the surrounding devastation. The 80-year-old composer had seen his hometown Munich bombed to ruins, but he was comfortably situated in Alpine Garmisch and at no immediate personal risk. His suite, Metamorphosen, was bittersweet: a reflection on his country’s defeat and his own early complicity with its fallen Nazi regime….
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