Richard Strauss

Strauss: Don Quixote - Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Markus Stenz, Alban Gerhardt, Lawrence Power, Richard Strauss

Strauss's 'Fantastic variations on a theme of knightly character', as Don Quixote is subtitled, is one of the composer's most popular tone poems, principally because of the beautifully drawn central characters of the Don (performed by a solo cellist) and

The Rest is Noise festival: reviews from the archive

How the Guardian and Observer reported the music of the early 20th century The Southbank's Rest is Noise Festival is a year-long celebration of 20th century music. Built around Alex Ross's award-winning book of the same name , it features key musical

Salome: Strauss' heroine for the new century

More than a century after Oscar Wilde gave her a voice and Richard Strauss set her to music, the Biblical femme fatale's ability to fascinate and inflame remains undimmed The Southbank Centre's year-long history of the 20th century heard through its mu