News and features
21 July 2014
Strauss is often the favourite composer of percussionists, offering plenty of things to hit, chime and ring.
27 June 2014
Composers from Purcell to Turnage bring the audience onstage by writing them into the music.
26 June 2014
Without the Austrian director, we wouldn't have the vision-led operas we love to debate today.
2 June 2014
With an ever-watching eye on his bank account, Strauss created and released a series of orchestral highlights ('Querschnitt' in German) from his operas.
20 April 2014
Kaiser Wilhelm II nearly banned Strauss's opera Salome, so shocking was its content.
6 March 2014
Some of our favourite examples of the power of the unseen singer.