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. Along with Gustav Mahler, he 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 acclaimed 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
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

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Richard Strauss
Fruhling (Four Last Songs)
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Fruhling (Four Last Songs)
Richard Strauss
Cäcilie, Op.27 no.2
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Cäcilie, Op.27 no.2
Richard Strauss
Also sprach Zarathustra, op 30, symphonic poem after Nietzsche
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Also sprach Zarathustra, op 30, symphonic poem after Nietzsche
Richard Strauss
Die Frau ohne Schatten Act III
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Die Frau ohne Schatten Act III
Richard Strauss
Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
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Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
Richard Strauss
Sonatine no.2
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Sonatine no.2

Sonatine no.2

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Dario Bonuccelli
Richard Strauss
Piano Trio No. 1 in A major
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Piano Trio No. 1 in A major
Richard Strauss
Don Quixote
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Don Quixote
Richard Strauss
Quartet in C Minor, Op.13
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Quartet in C Minor, Op.13

Quartet in C Minor, Op.13

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Corneille Piano Quartet
Richard Strauss
Festmarsch in E flat major, Op 1
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Festmarsch in E flat major, Op 1
Richard Strauss
Capriccio (Sextet)
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Capriccio (Sextet)
Richard Strauss
Hab' mir's gelobt (Der Rosenkavalier)
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Hab' mir's gelobt (Der Rosenkavalier)
Richard Strauss
Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
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Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
Richard Strauss
Capriccio (Sc 13: Introduction)
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Capriccio (Sc 13: Introduction)
Richard Strauss
Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30 [1895-6]
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Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30 [1895-6]
Richard Strauss
Love Scene - from the opera 'Feuersnot', Op 50
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Love Scene - from the opera 'Feuersnot', Op 50
Richard Strauss
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Richard Strauss
4 Letzte Lieder for voice and orchestra (AV.150)
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4 Letzte Lieder for voice and orchestra (AV.150)
Richard Strauss
Dreaming by the Fireside
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Dreaming by the Fireside
Richard Strauss
Morgen Op.27 no.4
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Morgen Op.27 no.4
Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op 28
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op 28
Richard Strauss
Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
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Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
Richard Strauss
Schlagobers - ballet in 2 acts (Op.70), Schlagobers-Walzer
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Schlagobers - ballet in 2 acts (Op.70), Schlagobers-Walzer
Richard Strauss
Serenade in E flat major for 13 wind instruments, Op 7
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Serenade in E flat major for 13 wind instruments, Op 7
Richard Strauss
Wiegenlied, Op.41`1
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Wiegenlied, Op.41`1
Richard Strauss
Trio (Der Rosenkavalier Act II)
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Trio (Der Rosenkavalier Act II)
Richard Strauss
Burleske in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra
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Burleske in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra
Richard Strauss
Violin Sonata in E flat major Op 18
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Violin Sonata in E flat major Op 18
Richard Strauss
Eine Alpensinfonie Op.64
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Eine Alpensinfonie Op.64
Richard Strauss
Don Juan Op. 20
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Don Juan Op. 20
Richard Strauss
Oboe Concerto in D major (1945, rev. 1948)
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Oboe Concerto in D major (1945, rev. 1948)
Percy Grainger
Ramble on the Last Love Duet in Der Rosenkavalier
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Ramble on the Last Love Duet in Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss
Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings (AV.142)
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Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings (AV.142)
Richard Strauss
Four Last Songs
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Four Last Songs
Richard Strauss
Morgen!, Op.27/4
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Morgen!, Op.27/4
Richard Strauss
Concerto in D major AV.144 for oboe and orchestra
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Concerto in D major AV.144 for oboe and orchestra
Richard Strauss
Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
Richard Strauss
Romanze, TRV 80
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Romanze, TRV 80
Richard Strauss
Sextet from Capriccio
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Sextet from Capriccio
Richard Strauss
Serenade in E flat for 13 wind instruments, Op 7
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Serenade in E flat for 13 wind instruments, Op 7
Richard Strauss
Also sprach Zarathustra (Introduction)
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Also sprach Zarathustra (Introduction)
Richard Strauss
An Alpine Symphony - Final Scenes
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An Alpine Symphony - Final Scenes
Richard Strauss
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat Op. 11
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Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat Op. 11
Richard Strauss
Don Juan Op.20
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Don Juan Op.20
Richard Strauss
Four Last Songs
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Four Last Songs
Richard Strauss
Am Spieltisch, Op.72 no.3
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Am Spieltisch, Op.72 no.3
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