German composer Richard Strauss was born on this day in 1864 – 154 years ago.
Dying in 1949, his signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Ein Heldenleben, Also sprach Zarathustra, An Alpine Symphony and Metamorphosen.
Richard Strauss’ major contributions to the string repertoire include a violin concerto, a piano quartet – and violin and cello sonatas.
VC ARTIST NOAH BENDIX-BALGLEY | STRAUSS | EIN HELDENLEBEN | CONCERTMASTER SOLO | PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY | 2013
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