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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss (Composer)

Born: 11th June 1864, Munich

Died: 8th September 1949, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Nationality: German

Richard Georg Strauss 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, 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.

Further Reading: Strauss, R

 Interview, Antonio Pappano on Vaughan Williams and Strauss

The conductor discusses his recent recordings of Vaughan Williams symphonies and Strauss orchestral works, his recent appointment at the LSO, and the ongoing impact of lockdowns on musical life.

 Recording of the Week, Strauss Lieder from Sandrine Piau and Daniel Behle

The French soprano brings an uncommon freshness and flexibility to the Four Last Songs with the Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, whilst Behle and his regular recital-partner Oliver Schnyder revel in the composer's coruscating attack on publishers in the rarely-recorded Der Krämerspiegel.

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