Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Famous Works Involving Orchestra
Don Juan, Don Quixote, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Also Sprach Zarathustra; Ein Heldenleben
- 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