Classical 101 Archives For: October 23, 2014

Today is the 150th Birth Anniversary of Richard Strauss

1:25PM
June
11, 2014

June 11th is the 150th birthday of German composer and conductor Richard Strauss. Born in 1864, he lived until 1949. He was important in the musical developments of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He expanded the range of orchestral writing by both increasing the size of the orchestra and by enriching the complexity of harmonic language.