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Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare (1960)

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Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss

N.B. This work may appear under its title in German, Fanfare für die Wiener Philharmoniker

General Info

Year: 1924 / 1960
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts – Rental.


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-VI
Horn in F I-VIII
Trombone I-VI
Tuba I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Richard Strauss is best known for his work in two major genres: the tone poem and opera. Strauss ably carried both the Wagnerian opera tradition and the Romantic Lisztian tone poem into the twentieth century.Tod und Verkiarung, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Also sprach Zarathustra, Salome and Elektra rank among his most notable compositions and brought Strauss lasting fame during his lifetime and afterward.

Written in 1924, Strauss penned Fanfare für die Wiener Philharmoniker for the Vienna Philharmonic’s first benefit ball, which raised money for the musicians’ pension fund. The piece was originally performed while honored guests arrived at the event, and the work has subsequently been performed every year since at the Philharmonic’s annual ball.

- Program notes by David Balandrin and Ricky Parrell


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Strauss, R. (1960). Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare [score]. Hawkes: London.