Richard Strauss
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"Richard Georg Strauss" was a leading German composer of the late Romantic music/Romantic and early 20th-century classical music/modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome (opera)/Salome; his lieder, especially his Four Last Songs; and his tone poems Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Also sprach Zarathustra (Strauss)/Also sprach Zarathustra, An Alpine Symphony, and other orchestral works, such as Metamorphosen. Strauss was also a prominent conductor throughout Germany and Austria.

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

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