Richard III

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Play by Shakespeare (1593) for which incidental mus. was composed by Edward German (1889). Mus. for film of play comp. by Walton, 1955. Sym.‐poem by Smetana, 1858. The nickname ‘Richard III’ was given to the young Richard Strauss in Ger., indicating that although he was regarded as a successor to Wagner, there could be no Richard II.

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