15 Jun 2014

Richard Strauss (1864-1949) - Opera

From Composer of the Week, 9:05 am on 15 June 2014
Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss Photo: Hans Schließmann Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


The operas of Richard Strauss show his adaptability to subject matter, which ranges from seriously dark to comedic.

Peter Walls points out the technical skill in all of Strauss's work, regardless of topic.

He includes an anecdote which proves the composer was not shy of drawing on his own personal life in the name of comedy.


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