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Strauss, Richard
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 11Composer: Strauss, Richard
Performance date: January 12, 1972

Date composed: 1885


Here is a bold statement from a nineteen-year-old composer, writing a concerto of great difficulty for his father (a virtuoso horn player) and setting the stage, so to speak, for a long, long career of writing music of unsurpassed difficulty for the horn. Lyricism and pyrotechnical displays sit side by side in this concerto, one of the most famous every written for the instrument.
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Strauss, Richard
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60Composer: Strauss, Richard
Performance date: May 16, 2001

Date composed: 1912


All the charm and wit of Molière’s seventeenth-century play are captured to perfection in Strauss’s twentieth-century music, which deliberately is made to sound deliciously and delightfully old-fashioned. 
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MetamorphosenComposer: Strauss, Richard
Performance date: February 05, 2003

Date composed: 1946


As the title suggests, this work consists of a continuous, steady development and transformation of several themes. The tone is somber, as befits the subject that inspired the music: the destruction of many of Germany’s great cultural landmarks by Allied bombs during the last stages of World War II.


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Strauss, Richard
MetamorphosenComposer: Strauss, Richard
Performance date: April 04, 1984

Date composed: 1946


As the title suggests, this work consists of a continuous, steady development and transformation of several themes. The tone is somber, as befits the subject that inspired the music: the destruction of many of Germany’s great cultural landmarks by Allied bombs during the last stages of World War II.


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Strauss, Richard
Serenade for Winds in E-flat major, Op. 7Composer: Strauss, Richard
Performance date: May 16, 2001

Date composed: 1881


There are few compositions that are played with any regularity and scored for just wind instruments. This thoroughly pleasing Serenade is one of them. It is also one of the earliest works from the pen of a composer still to find his own voice, still writing more or less in the style of the past. That would soon change!
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