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Richard Strauss

Fecha de nacimiento: 11. Junio 1864
Fecha de muerte: 8. Septiembre 1949

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Richard Georg Strauss fue un destacado compositor y director de orquesta alemán cuya larga trayectoria abarca desde el romanticismo tardío hasta la primera mitad del siglo XX. Es conocido particularmente por sus óperas, poemas sinfónicos y lieder. Strauss, junto con Gustav Mahler, representa el extraordinario florecimiento tardío del romanticismo germánico después de Richard Wagner, en el cual un desarrollo elaborado y complejo de la orquestación se une a un estilo armónico avanzado. La música de Strauss influyó profundamente en el desarrollo de la música del siglo XX.

Frases Richard Strauss

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„Man (in B major) asks: When? When? Nature, (in C Major) answers from the depths Never, never, never will the weather improve".“

— Richard Strauss
Whilst composing Also Sprach Zarthustra, Strauss made this joke about the Bavaria weather to his friend, the conductor Max von Schillings. Quoted in Kurt Wilhelm, Richard Strauss - an intimate portrait, page 73.

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„I am not one to compose long melodies as did Mozart. I can’t get beyond short themes. But what I can do, is utilize such a theme, paraphrase it and extract everything that is in it, and I don’t think there’s anybody today who can match me in that.“

— Richard Strauss
Quotes from Stefan Zweigs's posthumous memoire, The World of Yesterday. Zweig worked with Strauss closely on the opera The Silent Woman in the period 1931-1934 and got to know him well.

„My wife, my child, my music, Nature and the sun; they are my happiness.“

— Richard Strauss
written on the sketches for his Domestic Symphony. Charles Youmans, Mahler and Strauss in Dialogue, Indiana University press (2016), found on page 60.

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„I hope, most revered Maestro, that these metronome markings, in my opinion wholly unneeded by you, are specific enough. Where they do not fit with your conception, I implore you urgently just to ignore them.“

— Richard Strauss
Letter to Hans Von Bulow, 15th January 1890, in Schuh and Trenner, Hans von Bulow and Richard Strauss: Correspondence, in English Boosey and Hawkes 1955. Von Bulow had asked for metronome markings from Strauss for Don Juan. [Italics Strauss]

„Why don't people see what is new in my work, how in them, as is found only in Beethoven, the human being visibly plays a part in the work.“

— Richard Strauss
19th June 1949, in Willi Schuh, Strauss the early years, 1982, Cambridge University Press, page xiii.

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