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Richard Strauss

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
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Profession: Composer and Conductor

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: Also sprach Zarathustra, Don Quixote

Born: June 11, 1864
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: September 8, 1949 (aged 85)

Historical Events

  • 1893-12-23 Opera "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss
  • 1894-11-05 Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegel" premieres
  • 1896-11-27 "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) by Richard Strauss, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical novel, debuts in Frankfurt
  • 1901-11-21 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
  • 1905-12-09 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
  • 1909-01-25 Richard Strauss' premier of "Elektra" in Dresden
  • 1910-02-19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
  • 1911-01-26 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden
  • 1915-10-28 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin
  • 1919-10-10 Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna
  • 1934-10-20 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
  • 1935-07-13 Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
  • 1943-08-11 Richard Strauss' 2nd Horn Concert, premieres
  • 1945-04-12 Richard Strauss completes his "Metamorphosis"
  • 1946-01-25 Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis" premieres in Zurich
  • 1950-05-22 Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

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