Richard Strauss Death Cause and Date

Richard Strauss' Death

Born (Birthday) June 11, 1864

Death Date September 8, 1949

Age of Death 85 years

Cause of Death Kidney Failure

Profession Composer

The composer Richard Strauss died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Though he also had a successful career as a conductor, this German musician is best remembered for composing significant operas (including Salome and Der Rosenkavalier); symphonic poems (including Also sprach Zarathustra and Death and Transfiguration); and lieder and orchestral pieces (including, respectively, Four Last Songs and Metamorphosen).

His marriage to soprano opera singer Pauline de Ahna resulted in a son named Franz.

Quotes

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I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer.

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The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.

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Never let the horns and woodwinds out of your sight; if you can hear them at all, they are too loud.

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Never look encouragingly at the brass, except with a short glance to give an important cue.

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Bear in mind that you are not making music for your own pleasure, but for the pleasure of your audience.

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