Richard Strauss (I) (1864–1949)

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Richard Strauss was a German composer best known for symphonic poem 'Also sprach Zarathustra' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1896) used as the music score in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by director Stanley Kubrick. He was born Richard Georg Strauss on June 11, 1864, in Munich, Bavaria (now Germany). His father, named Franz Strauss, was the principal horn... See full bio »

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Known For

2001: A Space Odyssey Music Department
The Lobster Soundtrack
Land of the Lost Soundtrack


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  The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (music by - 6 episodes, 2008 - 2017) (music - 1 episode, 2022)
- R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2022) ... (music)
- R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2017) ... (music by)
- R. Strauss: Elektra (2016) ... (music by)
- R. Strauss: Capriccio (2011) ... (music by - as R. Strauss)
- R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2010) ... (music by - as R. Strauss)
 2021 Strauss: Elektra (Video) (music)
 2020/II Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 2020 Elektra (TV Movie) (music)
 2020 Hope@Home (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (2020) ... (music)
 2020/I Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 2019 Salome
 2018 Capriccio (Video) (music by)
 2017 Thomas & Friends (TV Series short) (composer - 1 episode)
- Engine of the Future (2017) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 2016 Strauss: Elektra (Video) (music)
 2015 Richard Strauss: am ende des Regenbogens (Documentary) (music)
 2015 Land der Berge (TV Series documentary) (music by - 1 episode)
- Der Loser - Mein Zauberberg (2015) ... (music by)
 2015 Der Rosenkavalier (Video) (music)
 2015 Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (Video) (music)
 2014 Arabella (Video) (music by)
 2014 Ariadne auf Naxos (Video) (music by)
 2014 Arabella (TV Movie) (opera in three acts)
 2014 Richard Strauss - Skizze eines Lebens (TV Movie documentary) (composer: stock music)
 2013 Die Frau ohne Schatten (TV Movie) (music by)
 2013 Franco Ferrara - Il maestro caduto dal podio (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 2013 Elektra, tragédie en un acte (TV Movie) (music by)
 2013 Capriccio (TV Movie) (music)
 2013 New World Symphony Wallcast Tm Concert 7 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2012 Gintberg på kanten (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Rigshospitalet (2012) ... (music)
 2012 Salome (music by: Opera in one act)
 2011 Piazza Fellini (Short) (soundtrack)
 2011 New World Symphony Wallcast Concert 7 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2011 Der Rosenkavalier (music by)
 2011 Die Frau ohne Schatten (TV Movie) (music by)
 2011 Thomas Bernhard - Die Kunstnaturkatastrophe (TV Movie documentary) (composer: stock music)
 2010 Strauss: Salome (TV Movie) (music)
 2010/II Elektra (TV Movie) (music by)
 2010 Spise med Price (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Spise med Price Special - Mortens aften (2010) ... (music - as Richard Morten Strauss)
 2010 Cassandra/Elektra (music by: "Elektra: Tragödie in einem Akt" 1909)
 2010/I Elektra (TV Movie) (music by)
 2009 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie)
 2009/II The Legacy (Documentary) (composer: stock music)
 2008 Salome (TV Movie) (music by)
 2008 Arabella (Video) (music)
 2007 Strauss: Salome (TV Movie) (music)
 2007 Unsound (Short) (music by)
 2007 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 2007 Die Schweigsame Frau (TV Movie) (music by)
 2006 Ariadne auf Naxos (TV Movie) (music by)
 2005 Daphne (Video) (music by)
 2005 Elektra (Video) (music by)
 2005 Fruit Stairs (Short) (music)
 2004/II Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 2004 Ariadne auf Naxos (TV Movie) (music by)
 2004/I Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 2004 Capriccio (TV Movie) (composer: A conversation piece for music in one act by)
 2004 Daphne (TV Movie) (music by)
 1980-2003 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (music by - 5 episodes)
- R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (2003) ... (music by)
- Arabella (1994) ... (music by)
- Ariadne auf Naxos (1988) ... (music by)
- Der Rosenkavalier (1982) ... (music by)
- Elektra (1980) ... (music by)
 2003 Music, passion, sharing (Documentary) (soundtrack)
 2001 Ariadne auf Naxos (TV Movie) (music by)
 2000 Ariadne auf Naxos (TV Movie) (music by)
 2000 Troldspejlet (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.17 (2000) ... (composer: stock music)
 1998 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 1998 Dorbees: Making Decisions (Video short) (music)
 1997 Salome (TV Movie) (music by)
 1995 Salome (TV Movie) (music)
 1994 Elektra (TV Movie) (music by)
 1994/II Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 1994 Die Frau Ohne Schatten (TV Movie) (music by)
 1993 Capriccio (TV Movie) (music by)
 1992 Die Frau ohne Schatten (TV Movie) (music by)
 1992 Salome (TV Movie) (music by)
 1990 Capriccio (TV Movie) (music by)
 1990 Salome (TV Movie) (music by)
 1989 Elektra (TV Movie) (music by)
 1989 Salome (TV Special) (opera by)
 1986 Võõra nime all (TV Movie) (composer: additional music)
 1984 Arabella (TV Movie) (music by)
 1984 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 1984 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dom Juan (1984)
 1983/I Intermezzo (TV Movie) (music by)
 1981 Elektra (music by)
 1980 La femme sans ombre (TV Movie) (music by: "Die Frau ohne Schatten")
 1979 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 1979 Richard Strauss - Kein Heldenleben (TV Movie documentary) (music by)
 1978 Ariadne auf Naxos (music by)
 1977 Arabella (music by)
 1976 Capriccio (TV Movie) (music)
 1975 Evening at Symphony (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Central Park in the Dark/A Hero's Life (1975) ... (composer: "Ein Heidenleben (A Hero's Life)
 1975 Salome (TV Movie) (music by)
 1972 Die Schweigsame Frau (TV Movie) (music by)
 1964-1971 Prestige de la musique (TV Series) (music - 4 episodes)
- Felicia Weathers (II) (1971) ... (music)
- Mozart et Richard Strauss (1969) ... (music)
- Richard Strauss, Mozart (1965) ... (music)
- Mozart, Richard Strauss (1964) ... (music)
 1970 Elektra (TV Movie) (music by)
 1970 Karl Böhm bei den Proben zu 'Don Juan' (TV Movie) (music)
 1970 Der Paradiesgarten (music by)
 1970 Music on 2 (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Don Quixote (1970) ... (music by)
 1969 Der Bürger als Edelmann (TV Movie) (music by)
 1969 Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (TV Movie) (music)
 1968 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Fantastic Variations (Don Quixote) (1968) ... (music by)
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey (music by)
 1967 Le miroir à trois faces: Hérodiade (TV Movie) (music: Salome - version chorégraphique)
 1965 Ariadne auf Naxos (TV Movie) (music by)
 1965 Opernführer (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Salome von Richard Strauss (1965) ... (music by)
 1965 Le miroir à trois faces: Don Juan (TV Movie) (music: "Don Juan" - version chorégraphique)
 1964 Daphne (TV Movie)
 1964 Feuersnot (TV Movie)
 1964 Schlagobers (TV Movie) (music by)
 1964 Capriccio (TV Movie)
 1963 Hermann Prey singt Lieder von... (TV Mini Series short)
 1963 Die Frau ohne Schatten (TV Movie)
 1963 Intermezzo (TV Movie)
 1962 11 juli-programma (TV Movie) (music)
 1961 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 1961 Die Fremde aus Paris (TV Movie) (music)
 1961 Festival (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Elektra (1961) ... (music by)
 1960 Horeograficheskie miniatjury (Documentary) (music - as R. Shtraus)
 1960 Salome (TV Movie) (music by)
 1960 Arabella (TV Movie) (music by)
 1957 Salome (TV Movie) (music by)
 1953-1955 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (music - 4 episodes)
- The Would-Be Gentleman (1955) ... (music)
- Salome (1954) ... (music)
- Rosenkavalier: Part 2 (1953) ... (music)
- Rosenkavalier: Part 1 (1953) ... (music)
 1949 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (music by)
 1944 Philharmonic (conductor)
 1938 München (Documentary short) (music)
 1925 The Knight of the Rose (music by)
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Other Works:

He was composer for the ballet, "Early Songs," in the American Ballet Company production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York with Eliot Feld; Christine Sarry; Elizabeth Lee; John Sowinski; Richard Munro; Eileen Shelle (Soprano); Steven Kimbrough (Baritone) and Gladys Celeste Mercades (Pianist) in the cast. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

R. Shtraus | R. Strauss | Richard Morten Strauss


Pauline de Ahna  (his death)  (1 child)

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He wrote what was considered the most shocking opera up to that time-- "Salome", based on Oscar Wilde's play. It contains a scene in which the evil and depraved Salome is sexually aroused by the decapitated head of John the Baptist. See more »

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