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Richard Strauss. Early Life  (1864-1949)  Strauss was born in Munich, Germany. He was born on June 11, 1864.  His first piano lesson was at the age.

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1 Richard Strauss

2 Early Life  ( )  Strauss was born in Munich, Germany. He was born on June 11,  His first piano lesson was at the age of four. He also began violin studies four years after that.

3 Father  Strauss’ father was Franz Strauss  Franz was the principal French-horn player of the Munich Court Orchestra and was recognized as Germany’s leading virtuoso of the instrument.

4 Mother  Richard Strauss’ mother’s name was not given.  His mother came from the prominent brewing family of Pschorr.

5 Father’s Influence  Strauss’ had a musical upbringing by his father.  Through his father’s connections, Strauss met the leading musicians of the day.  For example, the conductor Hans von Bülow, who commissioned Strauss’s Suite for 13 Winds for the Meiningen Orchestra.

6 Bülow  Bülow invited Strauss to conduct Strauss’ Suite for 13 Winds first performance in Munich in November  Bülow offered Strauss the post of assistant conductor at Meiningen.  Thenceforward Strauss’s eminence as a conductor paralleled his rise as a composer.

7 First Composing  Alexander Ritter urged Strauss to abandon classical forms and to express his musical ideas in the medium of the symphonic.  After mastering this, he conducted the first performance of his symphonic poem Don Juan.

8 Famous Works  GBaJ8k GBaJ8k  x-RM x-RM

9 Sources  pic/568524/Richard-Strauss pic/568524/Richard-Strauss  x-RM x-RM


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