This fountain was built in 1962 by Hans Wimmer as a memorial to Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Munich's most famous ... More
This fountain was built in 1962 by Hans Wimmer as a memorial to Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Munich's most famous composer. He is celebrated as creator of the Rosenkavalier, Alpensinfonie and Also sprach Zarathustra, but is known above all for reviving the opera and defeating his competitor Richard Wagner with his one-act pieces Salome and Elektra. The 6m-high bronze pillars in front of the Alte Akademie depict scenes from Salome and provide a nice little counterpoint.
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