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Richard Strauss: 15 facts about the great composer
Strauss’s early works were quite conservative but they began to develop and change when he met Alexander Ritter, a composer and violinist who was the husband of one of Wagner's nieces. Ritter persuaded Strauss to abandon the musical style of his youth, and begin writing tone poems.