Rent Famous Composers: Richard Strauss on DVD

Famous Composers: Richard Strauss

1996 Rated NR 35m

Remembered as much for his tone poems ("Thus Spake Zarathustra" and "Don Quixote") as for his operas ("Salome" and "Elektra"), Richard Strauss rose to fame in part because his wife -- soprano Pauline de Ahna -- encouraged him to write music. This educational program, part of a comprehensive series of films celebrating the most influential European composers on record, chronicles the progression of Strauss's fascinating career.

Rent DVDs for only $4.99 a month.

More like Famous Composers: Richard Strauss

Speaking in Strings Isaac Stern: Life's Virtuoso Kiri Te Kanawa: Opera in the Outback The Sleeping Beauty Mr. Holland's Opus Famous Composers: Franz Schubert Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog Genghis Blues Immortal Beloved Prince Igor: Kirov Ballet

Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.