Eine 3000 Jahrige Kulturentwicklung abgeschlossen: Biographie und Geschichte in den Metamorphosen von Richard Strauss (review)

@article{Birkin2006Eine3J,
  title={Eine 3000 Jahrige Kulturentwicklung abgeschlossen: Biographie und Geschichte in den Metamorphosen von Richard Strauss (review)},
  author={Kenneth W. Birkin},
  journal={Music and Letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={87},
  pages={462 - 463}
}
Commissioned by Paul Sacher for the Collegium Musicum of Zurich in 1944, Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen—Studie für 23 Solostreicher was first performed under Sacher in Zurich on 25 January 1946. Originally conceived for eleven string instruments, the short score completed on 8 March 1945 was designed for string septet; the final version for twenty-three solo strings apparently evolved during preparation of the full score later that month. In the first chapter of his fine book, Laurenz Lütteken… Expand