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.
27 May 2014
The 18th century librettist-turned-New York grocer da Ponte wrote some of Strauss's favourite libretti, and in part inspired Elektra and Die Frau ohne Schatten.
12 May 2014
Strauss was president of the Nazi's music bureau but to what extent did he support Hitler?
2 May 2014
The Bavarian capital was Strauss's hometown, and where his grandfather's brewery is still based.
28 April 2014
Song works book-ended Strauss's career, with his first written aged 6 and his last aged 84.
20 April 2014
Kaiser Wilhelm II nearly banned Strauss's opera Salome, so shocking was its content.
14 April 2014
One of the Jacobean playwright's works inspired Strauss's sole collaboration with Stefan Zweig.
7 April 2014
Strauss's eighth opera explores similar themes to Die Frau ohne Schatten, albeit in a lighter tone.
1 April 2014
Richard Strauss's long-standing librettist often clashed with the composer, but Strauss revered him nevertheless.
27 March 2014
Seven Royal Opera productions will be broadcast including Die Frau ohne Schatten, Faust and Manon Lescaut.