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Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op. 28, is a tone poem written at the end of the 19th century by which composer?

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Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op. 28, is a tone poem written at the end of the 19th century by which composer?
posted Jan 10 by Udita

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Richard Strauss
Strauss explored writing tone poems from about 1885 onwards. The music plays with the character of Till Eulenspiegel, a trickster who figures in folk tales in Europe, possibly real (and died in 1350), certainly grown larger than life, clever, mischievous, deceptive, often lovable, salacious, frank, with a keen eye for exposing vice. Tales of Till Eulenspiegel appear in print in a small book published in 1515, written or compiled by "N.", becoming a classic of German literature. The character and his exploits have inspired books, comics, music, films and plays. Paul Oppenheimer in his 1993 translation of the book, writes about Strauss's poem: "The scampering twists and turns of the music mimic well N.’s style, with its mix of informality, roughness, slang, lightness, and, here and there, formal speech”.

answer Jan 11 by Mridul
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