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  Richard Strauss - MSN Encarta
Richard Strauss (1864-1949), German composer and conductor, a leading composer for the modern orchestra and a master of composing for the human voice.
Born June 11, 1864, in Munich and educated at the University of Munich, Strauss was the son of an eminent horn player, Franz Strauss, and was trained in music from the age of four.
Strauss also composed more than 100 songs; some of them, such as “Zueignung” (Dedication, 1882-1883) and “Morgen” (Morning, 1893-1894), are of the finest quality.
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 Richard Strauss - Music Downloads - Online
Strauss was born in Munich, the first child of the second marriage of Franz Joseph Strauss, who was regarded as the greatest French horn player in the world.
Richard Strauss, who could read music before he could read words, received one of the finest and most comprehensive musical educations that it was possible to get.
Strauss' recording career ended with the conclusion of the Second World War--he never got to work during the long-playing or stereo eras, and the only masters that exist on many of those recordings are from less-than-ideal disc sources, but his records hold up remarkably well despite these limitations.
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 Richard Strauss - NPRN Composer of the Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Richard Strauss was born in Munich in 1864.
Strauss was acknowledged as one of the composers who had a great mastery of the capabilities of the instruments of the orchestra, both from expressive and technical standpoints.
Strauss later explained that he had in mind the portrayal of a man suffering on his deathbed, wracked with pain, who then is able to recall the experiences and exploits of his life before his soul leaves his body to enter eternal realms.
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 AZOpera Richard Strauss Biography
Richard Strauss stirred controversy with iconoclastic symphonic works that inspired avid debate throughout contemporary music circles, as well as with erotic operas that literally incited crowds to riot.
Nonetheless, Strauss soon became von Bulow's assistant and ultimately as noted for his work as a conductor as he was as a composer.
On one such occasion, Strauss met with Pauline in her dressing room to smooth over the quarrel, and emerged an engaged man. Their relationship was legendary as that of domineering wife and henpecked husband.
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 OperaWorld.com's Opera Insights: Richard Strauss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The German composer Richard Strauss, who was born in 1864, has been called "the last of the romantic composers." A prodigy like Mozart, he wrote his first composition at the age of four.
Richard was born ten months later and started to compose before he could write; for one Christmas song, he wrote the notes and his mother wrote the words beneath them.
Strauss appealed abjectly to Hitler for their safety and they were left alone, but Strauss was then forbidden to appear in public in Germany.
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 Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss was the most clearly programmatic composer of the nineteenth century, and he used the freedoms of musical pictorialism to create sounds that bring us into the twentieth century.
Strauss was composing by the age of six, having received basic instruction from his father, a virtuoso horn player.
Strauss' first symphony premiered when he was seventeen, his second (in New York) when he was twenty.
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 Richard Strauss
Strauss followed it with Ariadne auf Naxos, at first linked with a Moliere play, later revised as prologue (behind the scenes at a private theatre) and opera, mixing commedia dell'arte and classical tragedy to a delicate, chamber orchestral accompaniment.
Of his remaining operas, Capriccio (1942), a 'conversation-piece' in a single act set in the 18th century and dealing with the amorous and artistic rivalries of a poet and a musician, is the most successful, with its witty, graceful, serene score.
When Germany was defeated, and her opera houses destroyed, Strauss wrote an intense lament, Metamorphosen, for 23 solo strings; this is one of several products of a golden 'Indian summer', which include an oboe concerto and the Four Last Songs, works in a ripe, mellow idiom, executed with a grace worthy of his beloved Mozart.
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 Richard Strauss
In 1942 Richard jotted down some memories of his father: `At home he was extremely temperamental, quick-tempered, and tyrannical, and my delicate mother required all her meekness and goodness to allow the relationship between my parents, sustained as it always was by genuine love and high esteem, to continue in undisturbed harmony...
As far as Franz Strauss was concerned, the young king was the very embodiment of decadence, and Franz was not alone in considering Ludwig's patronage of Wagner a unique marriage of insanity and depravity.
It was a measure of Richard's character that he was able to distance himself from his father's reductive aesthetic credo and although Franz's influence is sometimes overstated, there is little doubt that the middle-class security of the Pschorr-Strauss household provided an unusually stable platform for the fostering of young Richard's talents.
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 Richard Strauss Discography & Biography, Richard Strauss Albums & CDs
Richard Strauss was one of the most important composers of the first half of the 20th century.
He was the son of Franz Joseph Strauss, who as the principal hornist in the Munich Court Orchestra, was regarded as one of the greatest French horn players in the world.
Strauss was relieved of his presidency and was threatened with arrest.
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 Richard Strauss - an overview of the classical composer
His father Franz Strauss was one of the foremost Horn players of the day, and Richard's talents were also recognised and encouraged by none other than Hans von Bulow (the first husband of Lizst's daughter Cosima, later to marry Wagner).
Strauss participated in many heated debates with his critics, but as with some of todays celebrities such scandals seemed only to increase his legendary status.
At times Strauss seemed to be more motivated by greed and fame than by his art, and his ego led to much rivalry with his critics and other composers.
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 Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss was a German composer whose life spanned the late Romantic and Modern eras of Western music.
Richard Georg Strauss was born in Munich on June 11, 1864.
Strauss' conducting career included being appointed assistant conductor of the Meiningen Orchestra, third conductor (and later associate conductor) at the Munich Opera, assistant conductor at Weimar, and conductor of the Berlin Court Opera.
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 Richard Strauss, Composer
Richard Strauss's father, Franz, was a professional horn player who taught his son about music from a very early age.
As Strauss entered his mid-20's he began exploring a new type of composition called a "tone poem"- a piece of music that is meant to tell a specific story with instrumental sections of the orchestra representing certain characters.
Strauss had a very good sense of humor, and would often include himself in the stories that he wanted his tone poems to tell.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
Richard Strauss enjoyed early success as both conductor and composer, in the second capacity influenced by the work of Wagner.
Richard Strauss created an immediate sensation with his opera Salome, based on the play of that name by Oscar Wilde.
Concertos by Strauss include two for the French horn, an instrument with which he was familiar from his father's eminence as one of the leading players of his time.
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 Welcome to Strauss Radio Strategies, Inc.
Strauss is a sought after speaker on the radio public relations industry circuit and has presented at the Bulldog Reporter Media Relations Conference for the past four years and is frequently quoted in industry publications such as PR Week.
While working at the White House, Strauss was responsible for coordinating and producing President Clinton's weekly Saturday morning radio address, booking and implementing talk radio interviews for the administration, and coordinating live remotes and other radio events and projects for the Executive Office of the President.
Strauss graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in political science, resides in the District of Columbia, and is single.
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 Richard E. Strauss, Texas Tech University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Strauss, R.E. Cluster analysis and the identification of aggregations.
Strauss, R.E. Brain-tissue accumulation of fluorescent age pigments in four poeciliid fishes (Cyprinodontiformes) and the estimation of biological age.
Strauss, R.E. The study of allometry since Huxley.
www.biol.ttu.edu /Strauss/Strauss.html   (298 words)

  
 The Richard Strauss Page -- Bibliography and Reviews
With 1999 being the 50th anniversary of the death of Richard Strauss, there is a significant amount of Strauss-related activity in many different segments of the musical world, and publishing is no exception to this trend.
The book, also titled Richard Strauss (part of the 'Master Musicians Series'), gives a balanced overview of the life of Strauss as well as an outstanding presentation of the progression of his musical development.
Richard Strauss : The Staging of His Operas and Ballets, written by Rudolf Hartmann.
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 Richard Strauss: Melodramas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The medium of reciter-and-piano was not original with Strauss; it was well-established in the nineteenth century.
Strauss was certainly aware of these earlier melodramas when he decided to compose Enoch Arden and The castle by the sea.
Strauss' musical accompaniment is continuous throughout and proceeds in just the fashion that you would expect for a song of this sort -- except that it accompanies a spoken line rather than a melodic one.
www.music.princeton.edu /~jwp/texts/strauss.html   (1157 words)

  
 Richard E. Strauss
Strauss’ real estate background includes financing transactions as well, beginning in the 1980s on such projects as the construction financing for the World Financial Center office complex in lower Manhattan and numerous hotel properties across the country.
Strauss represented many of these lenders in the renegotiation and workout, or ultimately the foreclosure or taking of title, to many of these projects.
Strauss has, in addition, worked in the area of tax exempt bond financings for industrial facilities, housing projects, airport hotels, water treatment plants and other public purpose projects.
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 Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Richard Strauss
Strauss began to compose at an early age in an idiom which owed much to Robert Schumann.
During this period as well, Strauss became an official of the Third Reich, although his job was largely ceremonial, and he considered most of the powerful Nazis Philistines and barbarians.
Strauss became a whipping-boy for modernist critics, who regarded him as a moss-back and failed to discern how he led to modernism.
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 Biography
Strauss notes ideas for ‘Symphonic poem Held und Welt (Hero and World)...and as satyr-play to accompany it – Don Quichotte.’ First conducting engagements in Paris and London.
Strauss is chosen to replace Bruno Walter and Toscanini in conducting engagements and is appointed president of Reichsmusikkammer by Goebbels without consultation.
Nazis intercept a letter from Strauss to Zweig naively hoping for continuance of their relationship and asking him ‘do you imagine I have ever been led in the course of a single action by the thought that I am Germanic (perhaps, qui le sait?)’ Forced to resign his Reichsmusikkammer post.
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 Richard Strauss News
London, Aug 16 The Edinburgh Festival is larger and more popular than ever as it celebrates its 60th anniversary with a performance of Richard Strauss' opera 'Elektra'.
Here's my Elisabeth Schwarzkopf memory, for what it's worth: I remember seeing the great soprano back in the mid-1970s, when she was on a recital tour for the old Community Concerts series.
A CENTURY ago, Richard Strauss began work on one of the early 20th century's most extreme operatic creations.
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 The Richard Strauss Page
From www.richard-strauss.com: a complete listing of the Works of Richard Strauss (both chronological and by type).
If you have 'official' questions regarding Richard Strauss, they are the ones to talk to.
Here is their listing of Richard Strauss works.
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 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: Biography of Richard Strauss
Son of Franz Strauss, hn.-player in Munich court orch.
Thereafter Strauss was tolerated by régime but kept under surveillance because of Jewish daughter-in-law.
Strauss, like his friend and contemporary Mahler, had immense dual reputation as composer and cond.
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 Amazon.com: Richard Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie: Music: Herbert von Karajan,David Bell,Richard Strauss,Berliner ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Wagner / Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Herbert von Karajan
It is also very interesting to listen to Richard Strauss' own conducting of this his own work, as produced by Preiser Records from Austria or Music and Arts Program of America.
When Strauss wrote this piece it was on the downward slope that became his career.
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His sincere manner of speech would ring with heartfelt conviction when he reassured people that the Bible is God’s inerrant Word"...and is useful for teaching rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Tim.
During his 60 years, Richard Strauss loved God, and he loved to study His Word.
Richard L. Strauss, senior pastor of Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido, CA for 21 years died of multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow) September 11, 1993.
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 Richard Strauss
Strauss returned to his villa at Garmisch-Partenkirchen where he remained in seclusion until the outbreak of the war.
When asked why he didn’t leave Germany during the Nazi era, Strauss is supposed to have replied, "Germany had fifty-six opera houses, the United States had two.
For these transgressions, Strauss has him lynched; whereas the historical Till is said to have died peacefully in his bed at Molln, Schleswig-Holstein in 1350.
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