Richard Strauss

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Strauss 1922 (Photographer Schmutzer)

Richard Strauss (June 11, 1864September 8, 1949) was a German composer of classical music and conductor.


  • 4. Never look encouragingly at the brass, except with a short glance to give an important cue.
    5. But never let the horns and woodwinds out of your sight: if you can hear them at all they are still too strong. [emphasis added]
    • Recollections and Reflections (second edition: 1953), "Ten Golden Rules: for the album of a young conductor", p. 38. Widely circulated in paraphrase:
      • Never look at the Trombones, you'll only encourage them.

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