Richard Strauss

…Germany…lived, 1864 to 1949…Goulding rank, #20...unbeatable skat player, would win
entire salaries of singers and  musicians working for him, but then return it…quote by him,
“I may not be a first rate composer, but I am a first-class second rate composer.”
 

                    Works Featured on CD's

Strauss…Symphonic poem, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1896…maybe greatest fanfare
in classical music…used by Stanley Kubrick in 1968 movie, 2001 A Space Odyssey
Definition
: Fanfare, an introduction to a musical work with a flourish of trumpets, or other
instruments, imitating them.