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The World's Greatest Music
The great German composer was born 150 years ago in 1864. From Der Rosenkavalier to the revolutionary opera Salome, from Also Sprach Zarathustra to Four Last Songs, Strauss’s music is well worth discovering.
In 1905, Strauss created Salome, a musically difficult modern opera based on the play by Oscar Wilde. It produced a passionate reaction from audiences and Strauss's contemporaries. Ravel said that it was "stupendous" and Mahler described it as "a live volcano, a subterranean fire".
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