For RTÉ Arena, Artistic Director of the Irish National Opera, Fergus Sheil discusses the work of Richard Strauss - listen above.
Born in Munich in 1864, Strauss, along with fellow composer Gustav Mahler, is considered to represent the late flowering of German Romanticism.
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