Richard Strauss (1864-1949)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Don Juan, Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Also Sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben

Fun Facts

  • Strauss was a well known Skat player, a german three-handed card game.
  • Strauss was born to be a musician. His father was a Principal Horn player who gave Strauss a solid music education. His father inspired his horn concertos, which are now a staple repertoire in the horn community.
  • Strauss dropped out of university in Munich to become a music student in Berlin.

Get to know Strauss in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist David Edge!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Strauss’ Music

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