As far as I understand, Johann Strauss and his family attempted to burn many of his scores. For this reason, most of them are not to be found on IMSLP. Is this true? One reason I am confused is because I purchased the "complete Strauss" from Naxos. As you can see in the link, it contains 52 discs and is all orchestral music. But I don't understand how they can have recorded these orchestrations if they didn't have sheet music of some sort.
Any thoughts about this?
- Are there orchestral scores or not?
- If not, how did Naxos create this 52 cd set of recordings?
Let's be honest, 52 is a nontrivial amount, so it really doesn't match the fact I only found 8 Strauss orchestral scores on IMSLP.