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Strauss-Richard Return to List of Composers
Richard Strauss-Richard was born in Germany in 1864. This composer belonged to the Romantic period, and died in 1949. Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss wrote highly colourful orchestrations in his symphonic poems such as  Don Juan and "Till Eulenspiegels Lustighe Streiche".  The latter was inspired by a 14th century German folk tale about a clownish prankster called Till Eulenspiegel (a rough English version of his surname might be Till Owl-Mirror").

His tone poem (or symphonic poem) "Also Sprach Zarathustra" was loosely based on the writings of the controversial German philosopher, Nietsche, and the stunning opening passage represents a sort of "superman" hero waking up to the sunrise at dawn on top of a mountain. This passage was used by Kubrick at the opening of his famous film "2001: a Space Odyssey".


Works written by Strauss-Richard      
Audio is available for 4 tunes by this composer.
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 Also Sprach Zarathustra - intro themeTone PoemOrchestraFrench Horn
2 Don Juan Op 20Tone PoemOrchestra 
3 Till Eulenspiegels Lustige StreicheTone PoemOrchestraFrench Horn
4 Waltz from Der RosenkavalierWaltzDuetPiano
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