Classics of the Phonograph

Richard Strauss

The young Richard Strauss

The young Richard Strauss By Unknown, Public Domain,

Richard Strauss, world famous composer and conductor, has many talents, and among them was the talent for making money. It was his custom to reuse the music of his operas for further performances in orchestral concerts. The waltzes from "Der Rosenkavalier" was the most famous example, but there is a lesser known Symphonic Fantasy from "The Woman without a Shadow."

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear second-generational Strauss.