News and features
11 August 2014
Our A-Z of Strauss series takes a closer look at the composer on the 150th anniversary of his birth; from the debate over his Nazi sympathies, to his fondness for yodelling.
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.