The first violin part for Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 has been edited by Joseph Silverstein, Principal Guest Conductor of Seattle's Northwest Chamber Orchestra and former concertmaster & assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony. Silverstein's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score.
Ein Heldenleben is a tone poem by Richard Strauss, his sixth composition in this genre, completed in 1898. Greater in scale and demand than any of his previous tone poems, Ein Heldenleben runs at about fifty minutes and is through-composed – performed without breaks – with the exception of a dramatic grand pause at the end of the first movement. It is generally agreed upon that this work is autobiographical in tone, as it contains over thirty quotations from Strauss' earlier works.
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