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Renowned as the gifted composer of a string of masterworks, Richard Strauss (1864-1949) is less often remembered for his achievement as a major conductor. This book considers Strauss' career as a conductor and place it in relation to his life as a composer.
Raymond Holden is associate head of research, Royal Academy of Music, London, and a leading authority on Richard Strauss. He is author of The Virtuoso Conductors: The Central European Tradition from Wagner to Karajan, published by Yale University Press. He lives in London.