Symphonia Domestica

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Symphonia Domestica (Domestic Symphony). Orch. tone-poem by R. Strauss, Op.53, comp. 1902–3, f.p. NY 1904, f. Eng. p. London 1905. Depicts a day in the life of the Strausses, with themes representing wife Pauline, their baby son, and himself, but is also a sectional sym. in 1 movt. not solely dependent on programme for mus. effectiveness.