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Strauss-Richard, Richard    1864-1949    Germany

       Also Sprach Zarathustra - intro theme (Strauss-Richard)

1    Also Sprach Zarathustra - intro theme

       Don Juan Op 20 (Strauss-Richard)

1    The whole orchestra rushes up to a high climax in the first few seconds.


2    Strings continue the excitement with another dramatic ascending passage


3    Strings introduce this sweet melody.


4    Cellos enter with this theme


5    Oboes quietly play this plaintive tune.


6    The horns strike out this dramatic and memorable tune, the most famous tune in Don Juan,

       Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche (Strauss-Richard)

1    Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche starts with a happy, cheeky tune on the strings.


2    This is Till's leitmotif. The horn theme is a lilting melody that reaches a peak,using notes of the natural harmonics of F, then drops to the fundamental.


3    Here the clarinet theme is crafty and wheedling, so Till seems to be puting out his tongue at everyone, after his naughty prank.

       Waltz from Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss-Richard)

1    Waltz I from Der Rosenkavalier


2    Waltz II


3    Waltz III


4    Waltz IV


5    Waltz V

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