4 March 2015
The political situation in Germany's Weimar Republic contributed to perhaps the most wildly-creative decade in opera's history.
28 July 2014
The composer's Alpine home influenced the inclusion of yodelling in two of his works.
4 March 2014
The bombing of his favourite city in World War II left Strauss distraught and inspired one of his greatest final works.
6 February 2014
In his long career the German composer created some of the finest operas of the 20th century.