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
Four Last Songs
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Four Last Songs

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Serenade in E flat major, Op.7
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Serenade in E flat major, Op.7

Serenade in E flat major, Op.7

Ensemble
Royal Academy of Music Symphonic Wind
Conductor
Keith Bragg
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Metamorphosen
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Metamorphosen
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6 Lieder
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6 Lieder
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Till Eulenspiegel - einmal anders!
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Till Eulenspiegel - einmal anders!
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Horn Concerto no.1 in E flat major Op.11
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Horn Concerto no.1 in E flat major Op.11
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Also sprach Zarathustra (Op.30) [1895-6]
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Also sprach Zarathustra (Op.30) [1895-6]
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Capriccio (Sc 13: Introduction)
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Capriccio (Sc 13: Introduction)
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Andante for horn and piano
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Andante for horn and piano
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
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Der Rosenkavalier - Waltz Suite
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Der Rosenkavalier - Waltz Suite

Der Rosenkavalier - Waltz Suite

Orchestra
Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
Richard Strauss
Suite in B flat major for 13 wind instruments, Op 4 (Präludium)
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Suite in B flat major for 13 wind instruments, Op 4 (Präludium)
Richard Strauss
The Dinner (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op.60)
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The Dinner (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op.60)
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Andante, Op 3, No 1
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Andante, Op 3, No 1
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Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
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Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
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Ein Heldenleben, Op.40
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Ein Heldenleben, Op.40
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Tod Und Verklarung Op.24
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Tod Und Verklarung Op.24
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Serenade in E flat major Op.7
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Serenade in E flat major Op.7
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Suite in B flat major for 13 wind instruments (Op.4)
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Suite in B flat major for 13 wind instruments (Op.4)
Richard Strauss
Zueignung Op.10`1 Vers. Voice And Orchestra
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Zueignung Op.10`1 Vers. Voice And Orchestra
Richard Strauss
Morgen (Op.27`4), Arr. For Voice And Orchestra [orig.V & Pf]
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Morgen (Op.27`4), Arr. For Voice And Orchestra [orig.V & Pf]
Richard Strauss
8 Lieder Aus Letzte Blatter Op.10 i Allerseelen
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8 Lieder Aus Letzte Blatter Op.10 i Allerseelen
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Wiegenlied Op.41`1 Vers. For Voice & Orch.
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Wiegenlied Op.41`1 Vers. For Voice & Orch.
Richard Strauss
Freundliche Vision Op.48`1 Vers. For Voice & Orch.
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Freundliche Vision Op.48`1 Vers. For Voice & Orch.
Richard Strauss
Standchen Op.17`2 Vers. For Voice & Orch.
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Standchen Op.17`2 Vers. For Voice & Orch.
Richard Strauss
Das Rosenband Op.36`1 Vers. For Voice & Orch.
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Das Rosenband Op.36`1 Vers. For Voice & Orch.
Richard Strauss
4 Symphonic Interludes From "Intermezzo" (Op.72)
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4 Symphonic Interludes From "Intermezzo" (Op.72)
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Aus Italien op 16
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Aus Italien op 16
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op.28
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op.28
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Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
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Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)
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An Alpine Symphony
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An Alpine Symphony

An Alpine Symphony

Performer
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn (conductor)
Richard Strauss
Allerseelen Op 10 no 8
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Allerseelen Op 10 no 8
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Ariadne auf Naxos, Op.60: i. Opera; Grossmachtigste Prinzessin
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Ariadne auf Naxos, Op.60: i. Opera; Grossmachtigste Prinzessin
Richard Strauss
Capriccio - opera in 1 act Op.85: i. Prelude [string sextet]
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Capriccio - opera in 1 act Op.85: i. Prelude [string sextet]
Richard Strauss
Oboe Concerto in D major (1945, rev. 1948)
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Oboe Concerto in D major (1945, rev. 1948)
Richard Strauss
Variations on "Deandl is arb auf mi'" for string trio
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Variations on "Deandl is arb auf mi'" for string trio
Richard Strauss
Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 11
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Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 11
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Don Juan, Op 20
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Don Juan, Op 20
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Sinfonia domestica
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Sinfonia domestica
Richard Strauss
Piano Sonata in B minor (Op.5)
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Piano Sonata in B minor (Op.5)
Richard Strauss
Horn concerto No 1 in E flat
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Horn concerto No 1 in E flat

Horn concerto No 1 in E flat

Performer
Premysl Vojta
Orchestra
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Lukasz Borowicz
Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28, for woodwind quintet and piano
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28, for woodwind quintet and piano
Richard Strauss
Romanze, TRV 80
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Romanze, TRV 80
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Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4 (arr. voice, clarinet & piano)
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Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4 (arr. voice, clarinet & piano)
Richard Strauss
Tod und Verklärung [Death and Transfiguration], Op 24
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Tod und Verklärung [Death and Transfiguration], Op 24
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An Alpine Symphony, Op.64
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An Alpine Symphony, Op.64
Richard Strauss
Es gibt ein Reich (Ariadne auf Naxos)
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Es gibt ein Reich (Ariadne auf Naxos)

Es gibt ein Reich (Ariadne auf Naxos)

Singer
Aga Mikolaj
Orchestra
WDR Radio Orchestra, Cologne
Conductor
Karl Sollak
Richard Strauss
Prelude (Introduction) [string sextet] from Capriccio - opera in 1 act, Op 85
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Prelude (Introduction) [string sextet] from Capriccio - opera in 1 act, Op 85
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