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  1. Richard Georg Strauss (German: [ˈʁɪçaʁt ˈʃtʁaʊs]; 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.

  2. Sep 04, 2021 · Richard Strauss, an outstanding German Romantic composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His symphonic poems of the 1890s and his operas of the following decade have remained an indispensable feature of the standard repertoire. Strauss’s father, Franz, was the principal horn player of

    • A young talent. Richard Strauss was born on 11 June 1864. His father Franz was a principal horn player who gave Richard a solid musical education. The boy wrote his first composition, aged six.
    • A fan of Wagner. Richard Strauss heard his first Wagner operas, Lohengrin and Tannhäuser, in 1874. At first, his father banned the youth from studying Wagner’s music.
    • Influenced by Ritter. Strauss’s early works were quite conservative but they began to develop and change when he met Alexander Ritter, a composer and violinist who was the husband of one of Wagner's nieces.
    • Violin Concerto in D minor (1881-1882) In early 1882 Strauss gave the first performance of his Violin Concerto in D minor in Vienna, playing a piano reduction of the orchestral part himself, with his cousin and teacher Benno Walter as soloist.
    • Also Sprach Zarathustra. Strauss is best known for his tone poem, Also Sprach Zarathustra, which was used as the main theme of the movie 2001: A Space Odysseydirected by Stanley Kubrick, and by the BBC in their coverage of the Apollo Moon landings.
    • An Alpine Symphony. The last of Strauss’ masterly series of symphonic poems depicts the experiences of eleven hours (from twilight just before dawn to the following nightfall) spent climbing an Alpine mountain.
    • Death And Transfiguration. Death And Transfigurationis a tone poem by Richard Strauss which depicts the death of an artist. The vast and varied orchestration is typical of the mature Strauss.
    • Der Rosenkavalier. Der Rosenkavalier, a comic opera in three acts, is one of Richard Strauss’ best works and has remained his most performed opera. Der Rosenkavalierwas Richard Strauss’s first original collaboration with the playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal and marked the start of one of opera’s most important artistic partnerships.
  3. 22 hours ago · COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Attorneys for some of the victims in the Richard Strauss sex abuse scandal have filed a motion in federal court asking Judge Michael Watson to recuse himself and for the case ...

  4. Only 88 compositions by the German composer Richard Strauss (1864–1949) have been assigned opus numbers; these numbers are shown in the table below in the column "Op." Two volumes of a catalogue of the remaining works were published by Erich Hermann Mueller von Asow (1892–1964) in 1959. [1]

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