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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss
Richard Georg Strauss (1864–1949) was a leading German composer and conductor of the late-Romantic and early-modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalie and Salome; his Lieder, especially his Four Last Songs; and his tone poems, including Don Juan, Also sprach Zarathustra, Ein Heldenleben, and An Alpine Symphony. Strauss represents the late flowering of German Romanticism, in which pioneering subtleties of orchestration are combined with an advanced harmonic style.

Editor's Note: Richard Strauss' "Dreaming by the Fireside"  ("Träumerei am Kamin") is one of the four orchestral interludes that the composer wrote for his 1924 opera, Intermezzo. Strauss himself wrote the libretto for this two-act drama, basing it on incidents in his marriage to his wife Pauline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC1wmDGDK1o