Richard Strauss
composer

Richard Strauss

  • June 11, 1864 Munich, Germany - September 8, 1949 Garmisch, Germany

Biography

Richard Strauss, the "authoritative genius"

Richard Strauss began his musical education with his father who was an excellent first horn at the Munich opera house. Accustomed to the orchestra from a very early age, Strauss rapidly became a great conductor who was admired and sought after throughout Germany. Heinrich Von Bülow chose him as his successor in 1885 to conduct the Meiningen Orchesta and then the Berlin Opera. The posts he held in Munich and Vienna or at the Weimar court along with his first symphonic poems were the premises of his first great work, Salome (1905), a controversial work of luxuriant orchestration and sensual, volcanic writing which was banned in Britain until 1910.

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Strauss's Arabella
Strauss's Arabella

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Juan Diego Flórez sings a recital in Gstaad

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Strauss's Salome

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Joyce DiDonato Master Class at Carnegie Hall (I/III) 2022

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Strauss's Elektra

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Strauss's Elektra

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Antony Hermus conducts Galaxymphony: music from sci-fi cinema

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The 2015 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
The 2015 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

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Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

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The 2014 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert
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The 2014 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
The 2014 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

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