German Composer Richard Strauss Born in 1864 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss was born on this day in 1864

Richard Strauss Death

German composer Richard Strauss was born on this day in 1864.

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.