A Lecture on Strauss' Intermezzo

Presented by Dr. Byran Gilliam

Bryan Gilliam, perhaps the world’s leading authority on the operas of Richard Strauss, presents a lecture on Intermezzo, the composer’s semi-autobiographical opera.

Bryan Gilliam

Dr. Gilliam received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1984. He is the author of books and articles on late 19th and early 20th-century German music, specializing in the works of Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Kurt Weill, and Erich Korngold, 19th and 20th-century German opera, fin-de-siècle Vienna, film music, and German musical aesthetics.

His latest book is Rounding Wagner's Mountain: Richard Strauss and Modern German Opera, published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.