The composer without a shadow?
If you want to start a fascinating thread write about Leonard Bernstein's Mass. Here are some comments from my most recent Mass post:
Movie commented - It's not a dishonest piece and I think it still works today.
I commented - But what are examples of dishonest pieces of music?
Pentimento commented - I'd say much of Strauss's oeuvre is dishonest.
I couldn't live without Metamorphosen, Capriccio or the wind concertos, and one of my most memorable, and disturbing, evenings in the opera house was Hildegard Behrens singing the title role in Salome with Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic at the 1977 Salzburg Festival. But, despite that, you may be right Pentimento. Which leaves me with only one possible back link - Herbert von Karajan Ein Heldenleben
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