Microsoft Multimedia Strauss (PC, CD-ROM) Microsoft - 1994 USA, Canada Release

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Microsoft Multimedia Strauss
Product ID 93007-06465
Product UPC 093007064656
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1994
Publisher(s) Microsoft
Label Microsoft Home
Category(s) Music, Music History, Classical Music
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Immerse yourself in the symphonic majesty of three emotionally charged tone poems by Richard Strauss and discover the meaning and the man behind this powerful music.

Don Juan. Death and Transfiguration. Till Eulenspiegel.
Explore these expressive works at your own pace in Close Reading, listening to the vibrant performances by The Cleveland Orchestra while following Russell Steinberg's insightful commentary. For easy comparison of the pieces, refer to the Pocket Audio Guide, or get in-depth discussion of key theories of composition with Inside the Score.

Meet the man and the musician.
In Pragmatic Romantic, Steinberg acquaints you with Richard Strauss, the world he lived in, and the influence his work has had on music today. Delve further into Strauss' unique symphonic artistry in Master Orchestrator, and experience the evolution of musical romanticism in The Tone Poem.

Trick yourself into some fun!
The Prankster's Game is based on the poem about the merry prankster, Till Eulenspiegel. Challenge your knowledge of Strauss' music by matching themes- you'll be surprised by what happens!

Russell Steinberg has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, currently teaches harmony and counterpoint at UCLA, and is a nationally recognized composer of film and concert music.

For those who try to explain music, and for those who want to understand it, the technology underlying this product represents a striking breakthrough, one that offers us an opportunity to abolish forever the arbitrary distinction between education and entertainment. - Robert Winter, scholar, pianist, and author of other Microsoft/Voyager musical-exploration products.


System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386
Required RAM 4MB
Req. Hard Drive 5MB Free
Requires Mouse Yes
Supported Video VGA 256 Color
Misc Support Headphones or speakers

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