Franz Strauss biography

Franz Strauss

Horn, Composer

1822 – 1903

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Who was Franz Strauss?

Franz Joseph Strauss was a German musician. He was a composer, a virtuoso horn player and accomplished performer on the guitar, clarinet and viola. He was principal horn player of the Bavarian Court Opera for more than 40 years, a teacher at the Royal School of Music, Munich, and a conductor.

Strauss is perhaps best known as the father of the composer Richard Strauss, on whose early musical development he was a great influence, steering his son to the classical and away from modern styles. As a composer, Strauss senior is remembered for his works for the horn. They include two concertos and numerous smaller works.

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Born
Feb 26, 1822
Parkstein
Also known as
  • Strauss, Franz
Children
Nationality
  • Germany
Died
May 31, 1903
Munich

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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