I was listening to Strauss' Sinfonia Domestica
earlier and began to think about other composers that used themselves as the subject, or inspiration, of a composition. Strauss inserted movements, themes and melodies into this piece that represented himself, his wife, and their son. I've always been fascinated by this kaleidoscopic, and deeply personal tone poem.
I've been trying to think of other music composed in a similar manner to that of Domestica
. Does anyone have a piece of music in mind? And if so, what is the structure of the piece, and what part does the composer's own life and /or experiences play into the music?
Thanks in advance for any replies.