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Richard Strauss <i>Jupiter Compromised</i>

Michael H. Kater

in Composers of the Nazi Era

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780195099249
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199870004 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099249.003.0008
Richard Strauss Jupiter Compromised

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This chapter begins by discussing Richard Strauss's influence on the seven writers discussed in this book. It then examines Strauss's activities in the musicopolitical realm. It investigates his quest to control the politics of musicians in the Third Reich and other controversies where he was involved. It mentions how Strauss is described as president of the Reich Music Chamber by his detractors and defenders. It tells of his fear of never being able to conduct the Olympic Hymn officially in person. It examines the effect of Strauss's extended family had for the future of Richard Strauss. It narrates his denazification trial and its verdict. It highlights some of his accomplishments.

Keywords: Jupiter; Richard Strauss; Reich Music Chamber; denazification; Garmisch villa; Olympic Hymn

Chapter.  27983 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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