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 . 
Richard Strauss, in full Richard Georg Strauss, (born June 11, 1864, Munich, Germany—died September 8, 1949, Garmisch-Partenkirchen), 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.
Richard Strauss (um 1909) Richard Georg Strauss (* 11. Juni 1864 in München; † 8. September 1949 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen) war ein deutscher Komponist des späten 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, der vor allem für seine orchestrale Programmmusik ( Tondichtungen ), sein Liedschaffen und seine Opern bekannt wurde.
Richard Strauss was a German composer best known for symphonic poem 'Also sprach Zarathustra' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1896) used as the music score in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by director Stanley Kubrick. He was born Richard Georg Strauss on June 11, 1864, in Munich, Bavaria (now Germany). His father, named Franz Strauss, was the principal horn player at the Royal Opera in Munich.
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Jun 10, 2014 · As the music critic Michael Kennedy makes clear in his masterful biography Richard Strauss: Man, Musician, Enigma, after Hitler came to power in January 1933, Strauss faced a moral and...
Works of Richard Strauss. Strauss’s first major achievement was to harness the expressive power of the huge Wagnerian opera orchestra for the concert hall. Although some of his early Mendelssohnian works, such as the violin concerto (composed 1882) and the first horn concerto (1882–83), are still played, the real Strauss emerged with the symphonic poem Don Juan (composed 1889), in which his ardent melodic gifts, descriptive powers, and mastery of instrumentation first became fully evident.