Richard Strauss, born Richard Georg Strauss, June 11, 1864, Munich, Germany, is an outstanding Romantic composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His symphonic poems of the 1890s and his operas of the following decade have remained an indispensable feature of the standard repertoire.Strauss’s father, Franz, was the principal horn player of the… Continue reading The Life You Give: Richard Strauss *1864
Love is everything!Who can live without love?Love destroys… but no one dies until they have known it. Excerpt from“Elektra” Opera by Richard Strauss
(Servants)That was a fine to-do! With everybody shouting at once.The Italian girl! She has eaten all the cake!Why did the director go on like that?I don’t get it!Something about reforming the theater before he dies.Next thing, they will be putting servants in their operas.The whole world is going crazy.Now everyone is an actor.But that does… Continue reading What are operas written for?
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If truth cannot be known to mortals, why is the word in our vocabulary? *The words of Klytämnestra, in “Electra”.Opera in one act, by Richard Strauss (1864–1949).Clytemnestra, in Greek mythology, is a goddess, wife of Agamemnon, and mother of Electra, Chrysothemis, and Orestes