13894. Der Rosenkavalier ("the Knight of the Rose") by Strauss.
Review and analysis of the opera widely viewed as the high point in Strauss's career as a composer. Includes background biographical information on the composer. Argues that Der Rosenkavalier is most notable as the last work of the grand operation tradition to achieve international success and a sustained, universal appreciation; the success is attributed to the excellence of the music and characterizations. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.
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