Richard Strauss was a German composer – not to be confused with Johann Strauss, the famous composer of waltzes – representing the late romantic period. He was taught music by his father and composed from the age of six until his death in 1949. Strauss had a fairly comfortable life and experienced a rare burst of creativity in his last decade. Some of his later pieces match or surpass his early works. Famous pieces include the opera “Don Juan” and a tone poem “Thus spoke Zarathustra”.
HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards is a very desirable addition to a school orchestra repertoire. It allows to choose a member of any group – keyboards, strings, woodwinds or brass – and give them an unprecedented opportunity to shine as a soloist of a symphonic orchestra from the youngest age!
Credits: Alexander Rublev, trumpet / “Gnessin Virtuosi” Youth Orchestra /Mikhail Khokhlov, conductor