Quiz yourself on facts about Strauss
1. What are the dates for Richard Strauss?
2. Why is Strauss’s father so important?
3. Who was Alexander Ritter and why was he important?
4. What famous poet was responsible for writing many of
the librettos for Strauss operas?
5. How did Salome influence the career of Gustav Mahler?
6. Where did Strauss build a beautiful villa, which he
claimed profits from Salome paid for?
7. What was Strauss’s relationship with the Nazis?
8. What type of reception did Salome receive in New York?
9. Why was Strauss considered to be the “bad boy” of music at the turn of the century?
10. Can you name the major Strauss tone poems?
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