Born: 11 June 1864 in Munich, Germany
Died: 8 September 1949 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Richard Strauss, along with Gustav Mahler, represents the late flowering of German Romanticism after Wagner, in which pioneering subtleties of orchestration are combined with an advanced harmonic style.

If you want to hear about Strauss’ Elektra, which is featuring in the 19/20 season, watch our Meet the Music video.