Violin Sonata in A major (4) Cesar Franck
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Richard Strauss: 15 facts about the great composer
Richard Strauss died at the age of 85 on 8 September 1949. The conductor Georg Solti, who had arranged Strauss's 85th birthday celebration, also directed an orchestra during the burial. Strauss left a great musical legacy which had a profound influence on the development of 20th-century music.