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
Till Eulenspiegels lustige streiche, Op 28
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige streiche, Op 28

Till Eulenspiegels lustige streiche, Op 28

Orchestra
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
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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
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Alpine Symphony, Op 64 (On the summit)
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Alpine Symphony, Op 64 (On the summit)
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28
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Largo from Funf Klavierstucke Op 3 No 3
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Largo from Funf Klavierstucke Op 3 No 3
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Moonlight Music (Capriccio)
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Moonlight Music (Capriccio)
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Marie Theres'! [Der Rosenkavalier, Act III]
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Marie Theres'! [Der Rosenkavalier, Act III]
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Ariadne auf Naxos - Grossmachtige Prinzessin
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Ariadne auf Naxos - Grossmachtige Prinzessin
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Capriccio - Sextet
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Capriccio - Sextet
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Duett-concertino (1st mvt)
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Duett-concertino (1st mvt)
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Ein Heldenleben [A Hero's life]
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Ein Heldenleben [A Hero's life]
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Aus Italien op 16
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Aus Italien op 16
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Da geht er hin (Der Rosenkavalier)
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Da geht er hin (Der Rosenkavalier)
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Four Last Songs: September
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Four Last Songs: September
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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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An einsamer Quelle, Op 9 No 2
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An einsamer Quelle, Op 9 No 2
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
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Romanze, TRV 80
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Romanze, TRV 80
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Le Bourgois Gentilhomme - suite Op.60
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Le Bourgois Gentilhomme - suite Op.60
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Allein! Weh, ganz allein (Elektra: excerpt)
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Allein! Weh, ganz allein (Elektra: excerpt)
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Waltz Sequence No 1 (Der Rosenkavalier)
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Waltz Sequence No 1 (Der Rosenkavalier)
Richard Strauss
Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major (3rd mvt)
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Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major (3rd mvt)
Richard Strauss
Die Nacht (8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10)
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Die Nacht (8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10)
Richard Strauss
Suite in B flat major, Op 4
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Suite in B flat major, Op 4

Suite in B flat major, Op 4

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I Soloisti del Vento
Richard Strauss
Eine Alpensinfonie Op.64
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Eine Alpensinfonie Op.64
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Act 3: Marie Theres' (Der Rosenkavalier)
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Act 3: Marie Theres' (Der Rosenkavalier)
Richard Strauss
Concerto no. 1 in E flat major Op.11 for horn and orchestra
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Concerto no. 1 in E flat major Op.11 for horn and orchestra

Concerto no. 1 in E flat major Op.11 for horn and orchestra

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Premysl Vojta
Orchestra
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Lukasz Borowicz
Richard Strauss
Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
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Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
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Four Songs, Op 27
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Four Songs, Op 27
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Four Last Songs
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Four Last Songs
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Aus Italien, Op 16 (4th mvt, Scenes from Neapolitan Life)
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Aus Italien, Op 16 (4th mvt, Scenes from Neapolitan Life)
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Mondscheinmusik
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Mondscheinmusik
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An Alpine Symphony
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An Alpine Symphony
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Four Songs, Op.27
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Four Songs, Op.27
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Sextet from 'Capriccio'
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Sextet from 'Capriccio'
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Der Rosenkavalier, Act II: Hat einen starken Geruch wie Rosen
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Der Rosenkavalier, Act II: Hat einen starken Geruch wie Rosen
Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28
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Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28
Richard Strauss
Elektra: "Wenn das rechte Blutopfer unterm Beile fällt"
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Elektra: "Wenn das rechte Blutopfer unterm Beile fällt"
Richard Strauss
Wiegenlied (Op.46 No.1)
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Wiegenlied (Op.46 No.1)
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Breit' über mein Haupt Op 19 No2
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Breit' über mein Haupt Op 19 No2
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Three Lieder from Op.87
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Three Lieder from Op.87
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Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major Op. 6 'Allegro con brio'
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Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major Op. 6 'Allegro con brio'
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