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Richard Strauss
(1864 - 1949)

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1864 Born 11 June, in Munich, Germany; the son of a horn player (no relation to Johann Strauss II)
1882 Studies music at Munich University; befriended by conductor Hans von Bülow
1886 Follows von Bülow as conductor of the Meiningen Court Orchestra
1894 Marries an opera singer, Pauline de Ahna; becomes a conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
1898 Appointed musical director of the Berlin Royal Opera
1905 Premiere of opera Salome
1911 Premiere of his best-loved opera, Der Rosenkavalier
1919 Appointed codirector of the Vienna State Opera
1933 Becomes music minister under the Nazis, but is soon dismissed for working with a Jewish librettist
1948 Cleared by the Allies of Nazi collaboration
1949 Dies 8 September
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