On screen, Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) is not only the alfa-male – who courts and ultimately wins over the beautiful woman – but he has also come to represent the Great American of the twentieth century.
A leading authority on performance practice and performance history, Professor Ryamond Holden AM is the author of The Virtuoso Conductors: The Central European Tradition from Wagner to Karajan for Yale University Press, among other books. Part II examines Herbert von Karajan’s recording career.
In the third part of our wide-ranging interview with Professor Raymond Holden AM, we discuss Richard Strauss’ (1864–1949) relationship with Nazi-Germany, his collaboration with the distinguished Austrian playwright and biographer, Stefan Zweig (1881–1942), and his Jewish family members.
In the second part of our wide-ranging interview with Professor Raymond Holden AM, we discuss Richard Strauss’s historical legacy as the last preeminent composer-conductor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) is widely considered to be the last of the great composers who also influenced generations of younger conductors. One of them, Professor Raymond Holden of the Royal Academy of Music, discusses the composer’s life and legacy in a wide-raging interview.