Richard Strauss
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1864-06-11
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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss Biography (Wikipedia)

Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, and violinist. Considered a leading composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, he has been described as a successor of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt. He along with Gustav Mahler, represents the late flowering of German Romanticism after Wagner, in which pioneering subtleties of orchestration are combined with an advanced harmonic style.

Strauss's compositional output began in 1870 when he was just six years old and lasted until his death nearly eighty years later. While his output of works encompasses nearly every type of classical compositional form, Strauss achieved his greatest success with tone poems and operas. His first tone poem to achieve wide acclaim was Don Juan (1889), and this was followed by other lauded works of this kind, including Death and Transfiguration (1890), Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895), Also sprach Zarathustra (1896), Don Quixote (1897), Ein Heldenleben (1898), Symphonia Domestica (1905), and An Alpine Symphony (1915). His first opera to achieve international fame was Salome (1905) which used a libretto by Hedwig Lachmann that was a German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. This was followed by several critically accalimed operas with librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Elektra (1909), Der Rosenkavalier (1911), Ariadne auf Naxos (1912, rev. 1916), Die Frau ohne Schatten (1919), Die ägyptische Helena (1928), and Arabella (1933). His last operas, Daphne (1938), Friedenstag (1938), Die Liebe der Danae (1940) and Capriccio (1942) used libretti written by Joseph Gregor, the Viennese theatre historian. Other well known works by Strauss include two symphonies, lieder (especially his Four Last Songs from 1948), the Violin Concerto in D minor (1882), the Horn Concerto No. 1 (1883), Horn Concerto No. 2 (1943), his Oboe Concerto and other instrumental works such as Metamorphosen (1945).

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Richard Strauss
Ein Heldenleben [A Hero's life]
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Ein Heldenleben [A Hero's life]

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Sextet from Capriccio
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Sextet from Capriccio
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Serenade in E flat for 13 wind instruments, Op 7
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Serenade in E flat for 13 wind instruments, Op 7
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Also sprach Zarathustra (Introduction)
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Also sprach Zarathustra (Introduction)
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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
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An Alpine Symphony - Final Scenes
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An Alpine Symphony - Final Scenes
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Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat Op. 11
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Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat Op. 11
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Don Juan Op.20
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Don Juan Op.20
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Four Last Songs
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Four Last Songs
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Am Spieltisch, Op.72 no.3
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Am Spieltisch, Op.72 no.3
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Allerseelen, Op 10 No 8 (Lieder aus Letzte Blätter)
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Allerseelen, Op 10 No 8 (Lieder aus Letzte Blätter)
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Allerseelen (Letzte Blatter, Op.10'8)
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Allerseelen (Letzte Blatter, Op.10'8)
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4 Lieder
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4 Lieder
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Als mir dein Lied erklang, Op 68 No 4
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Als mir dein Lied erklang, Op 68 No 4
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9 Songs
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9 Songs
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Wiegenlied, Op.41`1
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Wiegenlied, Op.41`1
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Four Last Songs (September)
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Four Last Songs (September)
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September from Four Last Songs
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September from Four Last Songs
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Intermezzo Op.72 - Symphonic Interlude No.1 - Travel Fever and Waltz Scene
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Intermezzo Op.72 - Symphonic Interlude No.1 - Travel Fever and Waltz Scene
Richard Strauss
Morgen, Op.27 no.4
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Morgen, Op.27 no.4
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Ewig einsam/Wenn du einst die Gauen (Guntram, Op 25)
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Ewig einsam/Wenn du einst die Gauen (Guntram, Op 25)
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Romanze in F Major, TrV 118 (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)
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Romanze in F Major, TrV 118 (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)
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Till Eulenspiegel - Einmal Anders!
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Till Eulenspiegel - Einmal Anders!
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Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op 59
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Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op 59
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AC Wk 40 Wed 2 of 4 - R. Strauss - Violin Concerto in D minor Op.8
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AC Wk 40 Wed 2 of 4 - R. Strauss - Violin Concerto in D minor Op.8
Richard Strauss
Festliches Präludium, Op 61
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Festliches Präludium, Op 61
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Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op.60 - suite for orchestra
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Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op.60 - suite for orchestra
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Beim Schlafengehen (Four Last Songs)
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Beim Schlafengehen (Four Last Songs)
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Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, Op.54
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Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome, Op.54
Richard Strauss
Four Last Songs - No.4, Im Abendrot
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Four Last Songs - No.4, Im Abendrot
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Der Burger als Edelmann (Le Bourgeois gentilhomme) - suite (Op.60)
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Der Burger als Edelmann (Le Bourgeois gentilhomme) - suite (Op.60)
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Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra (last mvt)
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Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra (last mvt)
Richard Strauss
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major Op.18, 2nd movement
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Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major Op.18, 2nd movement
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8 Lieder (Op.49) [1900-01], no.1; Waldseligkeit
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8 Lieder (Op.49) [1900-01], no.1; Waldseligkeit
Richard Strauss
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Also Sprach Zarathustra
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Also Sprach Zarathustra
Richard Strauss
Mondscheinmusik
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Mondscheinmusik
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Don Juan
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Don Juan
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Festmusik der Stadt Wien AV.133 for brass and percussion [1943]
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Festmusik der Stadt Wien AV.133 for brass and percussion [1943]

Festmusik der Stadt Wien AV.133 for brass and percussion [1943]

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Royal Academy of Music Brass Soloists
Richard Strauss
Funeral March , from 'Romeo and Juliet, incidental music, AV 86'
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Funeral March , from 'Romeo and Juliet, incidental music, AV 86'
Richard Strauss
Tod und Verklarung (Op.24): Largo
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Tod und Verklarung (Op.24): Largo
Richard Strauss
No.4 Befreit from 5 Lieder (Op.39) [1898]
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No.4 Befreit from 5 Lieder (Op.39) [1898]
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Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30
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Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30
Richard Strauss
Tod und Verklarung Op.24
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Tod und Verklarung Op.24
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Metamorphosen
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Metamorphosen
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Elektra - Elektra's dance and final scene
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Elektra - Elektra's dance and final scene
Richard Strauss
Alpine Symphony, Op 64 (On the summit)
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Alpine Symphony, Op 64 (On the summit)
Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28
Richard Strauss
Largo from Funf Klavierstucke Op 3 No 3
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Largo from Funf Klavierstucke Op 3 No 3
Richard Strauss
Moonlight Music (Capriccio)
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Moonlight Music (Capriccio)
Richard Strauss
Marie Theres'! (Der Rosenkavalier)
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Marie Theres'! (Der Rosenkavalier)
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