Oscar Straus


Oscar Straus

1870 - 1954

Oscar Nathan Straus was a Viennese composer of operettas and film scores and songs. His last name was originally 'Strauss', but he dropped the last 's' to avoid confusion with the Viennese musical family of the same name. He studied music in Berlin, before returning to Vienna. From a Jewish family, he then fled Vienna following the Nazi Anschluss in 1939, going to Paris and then Hollywood. He returned to Europe at the end of the war.

Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Ich bin eine Frau, die weiß was sie will (1932) Oscar Straus
Jede Frau hat irgendeine Sehnsucht (1932) Oscar Straus

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