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Richard Strauss

Positions Held

Chamber of State Music (to the Third Reich), 1933-35[J92]
Musical codirector of the Vienna State Opera, 1919–24, res.[J92]
Conductor, and later director, of the Royal Court Opera, Berlin, 1898–1919[J92]
Second and then chief conductor at Munich, 1894–98[J92]
Director of the Weimar Court Orchestra, 1889–94[J92]
Third conductor of the Munich Opera, 1886–89[J92]
Assistant conductor at Meiningen, 1884[J92]


Composer, and conductor.[J92]
He had composed some 140 works by the time he had finished school in 1882.[J92]
Through his father's musical connections, he met many leading musicians of the day, including Hans von Bülow, who was to help him further his career.[J92]
Conducted his first performance of Don Juan in 1889, which was the start of his successful conducting career, and was proclaimed Wagner's heir.[J92]
Toured the United States, 1904.[J92]
His first operatic success was in 1905 in Dresden with his opera Salome.[J92]
Moved to Garmisch, 1908.[J92]
His opera Die schweigsame Frau was banned by the Nazis because of his collaboration with the Jewish dramatist Stefan Zweig.[J92]
Left for Switzerland, 1945, and returned to Garmisch after the post-Nazi tribunals cleared his name, 1949.[J92]

Place of birth: Munich[J92]
Place of death: Garmisch-Partenkirchen[J92]



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