Posted by Larry Zaidan on April 14, 2002 at 06:25:00:
In Reply to: Also Sprach Zarathustra History Question posted by Matt A. on April 13, 2002 at 19:39:27:
Also sprach Zarathustra was written in 1896. Richard Strauss was not considered a composer in the romantic era, technically, he is a post-romantic composer.
In my mind, he is kind of a hyper-romantic composer (*my own term), because he took the principles that Wagner, and the other Romantic composers established, and streched them, exagerating the ideas, while maintaining much of the earlier composers' spirit. He is a bridge between the Romantic composers, and the composers like Schoenberg, Webern, & Berg.