R. Strauss

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Strauss: Four Last Songs
Premiered Today in 1950
Richard Strauss had reached the ripe old age of 84 when he decided to compose his musical last will and testament. Setting poetry by Joseph von Eichendorff and Hermann Hesse, the Four Last Songs emerged individually. When Strauss died on
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Minors of the Majors
Richard Strauss: Macbeth, Op. 23
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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“Dying is just the way I composed it”
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs
Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Most people go to the grave with a song still in them.” A good number of famous composers throughout the ages have gone to their graves with a lot of songs in them! Take for
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Minors of the Majors
Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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BBC Proms 2015
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Op. 28
For Richard Strauss, music was always capable of telling a good story. In his tone poems, we find a composer “capable of making poetic or narrative content and formal design coalesce with great brilliance.” Strauss’s tone poems—although he preferred to
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Score it for Richard Strauss
The idea that orchestration, the technique of employing instruments to portray any musical aspect, is an integral and creative aspect of the compositional art has only gradually been accepted.
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Richard Strauss’ 10 Golden Rules for a Young Conductor
We always seek mentors and look for the pearls of wisdom that drop from their lips. The composer and conductor, Richard Strauss, created 10 Golden Rules in 1922 for conductors. As you read this, think of images of Strauss as
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Presentation of the Rose
Richard Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite
From his glorious summation of 19th-century Romanticism to the deeply probing psychological experimentations of 20th-century Modernism, the long career of Richard Strauss spanned one of the most chaotic political, social, and cultural periods in human history. Composing in all genres,
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